The program, which is formed as a scientific research area of the Philosophy and Religious Sciences which form part of the Religious Sciences and Theology Studies will enable researching on interaction of religion with individual, society, culture and history with a scientific perspective. Philosophy and religious sciences play an important role in the fact that the faculties of theology gain a scientific structure and are represented within the objective and globall university structure
With this PhD program in Philosophy and Religious Sciences, it is aimed to make scientific studies on both historical and actuel, and theoretical and practical areas so that to contribute to increase the number of academic studies in specific in our university and in general in our country. The field of Philosophy and Religious Sciences awaits its researchers on unstudied areas. In a world where the only thing that doesn’t change is change itself, different studies and approaches in the fields of philosophy and religious sciences will serve to a proper understanding of the phenomenon of religion and increase the academic richness. In this context, the theoretical and practical studies to be carried out in the fields of Psychology of Religion, Sociology of Religion, History of Religions, Religious Education and History of Philosophy will contribute to both Turkish culture, Islamic culture and universal culture as well as local and global academic knowledge. And thus, it will form a basis to solve the prominent problems about the interrelations between religion and individual, society, culture, education, politics, economy and art.
In order to develop common programs in Religious Sciences both in Turkey and abroad/in Europe and to participate in common programs and academic studies within the scope of EU, there is a need for a graduate program on the Department of Philosophy and Religious Sciences. The Philosophy and Religious Sciences Ph.D program will form a basis for promoting relations with European and American universities and realising the exchange programs for students and academicians. The most important element to contribute to World peace is “religion” so it must be understood correctly and explained likewise. Philosophy and Religious Sciences Ph.D program will ensure quality staff working in these fields and especially teachers and religious functionaries will be encouraged to conduct academic studies; thus, it will enable them to develop themselves and adopt the understanding of scientific thinking in the very sensitive field, religion.
♦ To graduate from theology, Islamic Sciences, Religious Culture and Moral Knowledge and other higher religious education programs or to have a master's degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Basic Islamic Sciences, Islamic History and Arts.
♦ The minimum GPA in the Master’s degree should not be less than 75 out of 100.
♦ International students, in order to start their studies, are required to submit the Turkish language score of at least B2 taken either from Turkish Language Teaching Centre (TOMER) at one of Turkish public universities or from Language Education, Application and Research Centre (DILMER) at ASBU. Those candidates who have completed their secondary education at a high school under the Turkish Ministry of National Education are exempt from the Turkish language requirement.
♦ The tuition fee that has been decided for international students must be paid. The tuition fee is 6000 TL per year.
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The applications are generally accepted in the months of June-July-August for Spring semester and November-December for Fall semester. The university website should be followed for exact dates.
Written and/or oral examinations are conducted on the date announced after the applications are accepted. The success of the applicants is evaluated by taking into account 50% of ALES grade, 20% of GPA and 30% of written / oral scientific proficiency exam score. Evaluation results are announced on the Graduate School's website where the program is conducted.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Applications are evaluated by taking into account acceptance requirements of the program and international student quotas. The evaluation result is sent to the applicant’s e-mail address.