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Traffic and Transportation Psychology M.S. Program


Application Requirements


Graduate Exam: ALES or GRE score (ALES EA 75)

English Proficiency Exam: METU IYS (75)

Reference Letter: Two reference letters (from applicants outside of METU Psychology Department)

Letter of Intention: A letter of intention in English or Turkish

GPA: 2.5/4.0 or 75/100


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The graduate program is designed to provide students an advanced theoretical, empirical, and methodological knowledge in Traffic and Transportation Psychology.


The main objectives of the program are:


To enhance scientific knowledge in traffic and transportation arena, especially in helping to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities.


To provide human resources with expertise knowledge on traffic and transportation safety to the institutions such as police department and safety sector.


To contribute more to research on traffic psychology and increase mobility among traffic psychology researchers and practitioners via nationally or international exchange programs, symposiums, workshops, and conferences, and international collaborations.


To develop and/or adopt new research tools and measures, especially related to the human factors aspects of the discipline and to establish laboratories which can compete with current research needs.



Fields of study


Research and the curriculum include topics such as accident and behavioral models, related contemporary theories and their implications, social psychology of driver behavior and attitudes, risk factors for psychomotor and cognitive processes in driving, research methods of traffic psychology, accident prevention and safety intervention techniques, human factors and performance, traffic safety and accident investigation, urban transport systems, planning and design.



PSY 500 Advanced Statistics for Psychology I
PSY 570 Overview to Traffic and Transportation Psychology
PSY 571 Accident and Behavioural Models, Theories, and Its Implications
PSY 572 Social Psychology of Driver Behavior and Attitudes
PSY 573

Risk Factors for Psychomotor and Cognitive Processes in Driving

PSY 574

Research Methods of Traffic Psychology

PSY 578

Accident Prevention and Safety Intervention Techniques

PSY 519

Human Factors and Performance

CE 555

Traffic Engineering I

CE 452

Traffic Safety and Accident Investigation

CRP 454

Urban Transport Systems: Planning and Design