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About Guidance and Psychological Counseling

It is carried out both by lecturers in the field of guidance and psychological counseling and by lecturers specialized in other fields of educational sciences. In addition, faculty members teach educational sciences courses that will be the basis for all teacher training programs. Within the framework of the Guidance and Psychological Counseling undergraduate program, both theoretical and observational and practical training is provided in areas such as learning psychology, developmental and adolescent psychology, basics of psychological counseling, basic theories, counseling skills, individual, family and group counseling, and academic research in the field of education and psychological counseling is carried out practically. In addition, students of the program can double major in psychology, anthropology and sociology.

Our students not only have knowledge in the field of basic educational sciences, but also have the knowledge, skills and equipment to provide guidance and psychological counseling services to children and adults, and reinforce these skills through school practices.

Students who graduate from our department can work as psychological counselors in schools, psychological counseling and therapy centers, and as human resources and education specialists in private and public institutions.


Guidance and Psychological Counseling Program Goals and Objectives are as follows.


  • To know and apply the history, basic philosophy and principles of PDR.
  • To be able to comprehend and apply the meaning and importance of coordination, consultation / counseling and supervision in the field of counseling.
  • To know and apply the ethical rules accepted by national and international counseling associations.
  • To learn and apply theories related to development, learning and personality development in a way that facilitates the individual's lifelong positive development and well-being.
  • Understand the environmental factors that influence normal and abnormal behavior, psychopathology, disability, and crises in the developmental process.
  • To learn and apply career counseling, processes, techniques and resources to career development and decision-making models, including those applied to specific groups in the global economy.
  • Recognize and use appropriate intervention techniques for clients in practice by learning counseling theories.
  • To learn group process, roles and behaviors of group members, therapeutic factors of group work, principles and techniques of group dynamics including developmental stages.
  • Understand and apply the basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized tests and other assessment techniques including environmental assessment, performance assessment, individual and group testing and inventory methods, psychological tests and behavioral observations.
  • To be able to conduct research in the field of counseling and guidance counseling by learning qualitative and quantitative scientific research methods and to present the results in written form.

What is the Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling?

Guidance and Psychological Counseling is a profession that deals with the education, family and social life of individuals and provides them with counseling services on these issues. It is a department that provides counseling services for people to live their lives more meaningfully and how they should behave in the face of their problems. Graduates of the Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling are called guidance counselors. With the services they provide, these people are good guides for the students in the institution where they work during the exam periods and in their university department choices. Graduates of the department, who analyze students' interests and abilities in the best way, define them in detail and help students make the right choice in the decision-making process.
The Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, which is affiliated to the Faculties of Education, is a 4-year undergraduate program. In order to be a student of this department, students must graduate from equal weight departments of high schools. The department, which accepts students in equal weight 3 score type, offers the opportunity to work in a wide range of fields. People who graduate from this field have the opportunity to work in all schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education, research centers with guidance departments, tutoring centers and private education institutions. At the same time, Apprenticeship Training Centers and Public Education Centers are also among the important working areas.

Yeditepe University Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance Highest/Lowest Scores and Rankings

YKS Highest/Lowest Scores and Rankings (EA Type)

Scholarship                            Quota                           Accepted            Lowest Score         Highest Score


Full Scholarship                       6                                     6                     388,61487                419,22385


%50 Scholarship                     49                                   49                   310,64012                376,59857


Tuition Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

2023-2024 tuition fees for the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department within Yeditepe University Faculty of Education are listed on this page.

Yeditepe University offers different scholarship opportunities for its students. To get detailed information about the scholarship opportunities of the Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, you can access the relevant page here and examine other departments and available scholarship opportunities.

Studying Guidance and Psychological Counseling at Yeditepe University

The Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling aims to ensure that students adopt the basic philosophy and principles of counseling and guidance, to create the opportunity to know all the ethical rules required by this department in the international arena and to train professionals who will work in the field of counseling and guidance. Students who learn the theories of psychology from the most basic level have the opportunity to recognize every stage of human psychology. Among the main goals is to ensure that students act with priority in the areas that society needs.
In the education process in which modern education methods are used, it is aimed that students learn theoretical and practical information about their departments and closely follow the innovations in their fields. The Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling enables students to become good counselors in their fields and respond to the needs of society. During their education, students are trained by conducting various researches on both individual and group behaviors, and in this process, they learn the most appropriate intervention techniques for their clients.

Yeditepe University Guidance and Psychological Counseling offers the best opportunities to its students during their education. With the support of the best institutions in the field, students receive a good education process and are supported to advance in the profession with various certificate programs. The Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, which provides many opportunities to increase their knowledge and experience, has the opportunity to find a job in many institutions with the knowledge, certificates and diplomas they have acquired.

Yeditepe University not only supports its students with courses and certificate programs, but also creates opportunities for its students to do internships in the best institutions. Since increasing the knowledge and experience of each student to become a good expert consultant in their field plays a major role, each student has the opportunity to benefit from special training programs. With internships in various institutions and certificates, it is aimed for each student to have a good job in their field. The Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling is among the most preferred departments.

What does a graduate of Guidance and Psychological Counseling do? Where Do They Work?

Guidance and Psychological Counseling graduates have the opportunity to work in all institutions serving under the Ministry of National Education. Many private education institutions are also among the areas where they can work. They can work in various positions in Guidance and Research Centers operating under the Ministry of National Education.

They have the opportunity to work in counseling centers that provide private services as psychotherapists in line with their specialty training in their fields. Within the scope of the General Directorate of Security, they can work in various Police Vocational High Schools as well as in Police Academy institutions as counselors. They also have the opportunity to work as psychological counselors in Guidance and Counseling Bureau Chiefs and Child Branch Bureau Chiefs.

Graduates of the Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, who have the opportunity to find a wide range of jobs in the private sector as well as public institutions, can work in the human resources departments of companies operating in various sectors, and can serve as consultants or trainers to company employees on various issues. They can assume the role of Human Resources Specialist and Training Consultant of companies.

Graduates of the Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, who specialize in various fields by doing a master's degree, also have the opportunity to open their own workplace and accept clients. Graduates of this department can also work in Probation Branches or Prisons. They can work in the field of Pedagogue specialization in the Family and Juvenile Courts of the Courthouses and have wide opportunities within the scope of Social Services. They can get the opportunity to work as a Social Service Officer in dormitories and nurseries affiliated to this institution.
Today, there is a wide range of employment opportunities for graduates of the Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling due to the shortage of professional counselors. It is a department with a short history of 50 years in our country, which means that there is a great labor shortage in the field of Guidance and Psychological Counseling.
As living conditions become more severe, the concept of family begins to lose its former importance, people are isolated due to social reasons, and technology takes people away from social life, the need for guidance counselors increases. Counselor educators and psychological counselors who are trained in their field make an important contribution to the future society. Many Guidance and Psychological Counseling graduates of Yeditepe University continue their careers in different sectors today.

Bologna Process

Yeditepe University attaches importance to carrying out the work of the Bologna Coordination Commission in all departments within the scope of both national and international qualifications. In the Bologna Process, which is a completely student-oriented program, students have the opportunity to become more active and conscious individuals in their fields. Click for Program Information Package