In Turkey, the national policy framework for doctoral examination is set out in the doctoral education section of the Graduate Education Regulations of the Council of Higher Education based on Higher Education Law number 2547. According to the regulations, the award of the doctoral degree involves completing course work, passing the qualifying exam, submitting the thesis, and successfully passing the oral examination. Recently, some universities introduced an additional requirement to have a published article before submission. Candidates need the approval of the supervisor to submit. When that is given, the advisor and the doctoral candidate jointly determine the membership of an examination committee. The committee comprises five faculty members, including the advisor, and two faculty members external to the university. Doctoral examinations are open to the public but normally only the committee members and the candidate are present. This chapter describes the doctoral examination process, provides a detailed explanation of how the final examination is conducted, and concludes with a discussion of best practices and debates related to doctoral examination.


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