The objective of the Philosophy Graduate Program, which has started education by the 2002-2003 Academic Year, is to provide the students with the possibility to specialize in one of the core areas of philosophy along with broadening their intellectual horizons through the courses they select outside their area of specialization, and to enable them to understand and analyze philosophical texts in their original language. The Department seeks to provide the students with the best tools in terms of ancient, classical and modern languages, to be able to study the history of philosophy and related areas as well as Continental Philosophy and the middle ground between Continental and Analytic Philosophy which tends to dominate current discussions in contemporary philosophy.
We aim to provide our graduate students with the best possible learning environment in which to pursue philosophical study and research. For that aim we are working in collaboration with the university library to make a wide range of philosophy books (translations and original texts), journals and online-databases available for our staff members and students for their research. Students are encouraged to attend the Philosophy Department Seminars, which provide an occasion to hear both external visiting speakers and internal speakers from the faculty. Yeditepe’de Felsefe: Philosophy at Yeditepe is our refereed annual year-book registered in the International Philosopher’s Index, which is prepared by the faculty. It facilitates communication with researchers in the field and offers our graduate students a valuable chance to partake themselves.
The students are required to take four courses each semester, two of which will be elected from at least one of the three areas of specialization:,
- Metaphysics/Epistemology/History of Philosophy;
- Logic/Philosophy of Science/ Philosophy of Language;
- Ethics/Aesthetics/Political Philosophy.
The graduate courses are bilingual (in both English and Turkish) and each course includes intensive seminar studies. Course evaluations are through research papers and/or written examinations.
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The aim of the PhD program in Philosophy at Yeditepe is to contribute to the flourishing of philosophers distinguished in their fields through a PhD education program based on a sound learning in the history of philosophy open to various philosophical traditions.
The PhD program in Philosophy at Yeditepe has as its objective to graduate researchers that may contribute to the national and international realm of culture through creating or contributing to projects and apply philosophical insight methodically to questions that are relevant today.
Doctoral Programs Admission Requirements
- Master’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.
- For the Ph.D. program the minimum required ALES score is 55.
- For English language proficiency, the minimum required YOKDIL, YDS score is 55 and minimum required TOEFL score is 66 (Test results older than five years from the date of the application are not valid and will not be accepted.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PH.D. DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY:
1) STUDENTS HOLDING AN MA/MSC DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY:
The candidate is expected to fulfill the following requirements: 7 courses (not less than 21 credits); a minimum of 50 pages translation on a topic determined in cooperation with the advisor; qualification from two language examinations-one classical, and one modern language- at a reading level; pass the Ph.D. qualification examination; prepare a thesis proposal; write and defend a dissertation.
2) STUDENTS ADMITTED WITH A BA/BSC DEGREE:
a) Students with a BA/BSc in Philosophy: The candidate is expected to fulfil the following requirements: 14 courses in addition to the requirements above (not less than 42 credits- those who complete 21 credits may be awarded an MA degree, provided that they write and defend an MA dissertation); a minimum of 50 pages translation on a topic determined in cooperation with the advisor; qualification from two language examinations-one classical, and one modern language- at a reading level; pass the Ph.D. qualification examination; prepare a thesis proposal; write and defend a dissertation.
b) Students without a BA/BSc in Philosophy: The candidate will first be enrolled in the MA Program. The overall performance by the candidate is to be evaluated after the completion of a year in the MA Program. Following the evaluation, the candidate may/may not enrol in the Ph.D. Program, and has to fulfil the requirements stated for those holding a BA/BSc in Philosophy.
The Undergraduate courses do not count for any credits to be taken at the graduate level.
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Bologna Process Coordinator for the Philosophy Department:
Dr. Melike Durmaz
OFFICE: FAS 723