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    Faculty of Education

Interdisciplinary Neuroscience M.Sc. Program

1. General Information

In the General Assembly of Higher Education Council (YOK) dated on August 29, 2012,an Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Department was decided to establish in the EskisehirHealth Sciences Institute. Professor Dr. Emel ULUPINAR, from Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine Department of Anatomy, was assigned as head of department on October 17, 2012. There are 22 founder faculty members, directly or indirectly contributing to our department, from Anatomy, Biophysics, Physiology, Neurology, Histology and Embryology, Medical Biology, Medical Biochemistry,Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Medical Genetics, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Departments. Therefore, very well-establishedinfrastructure and technical facilities found in these departments are provided to ourstudents for the usage in their research.


2. Title Conferred

Master of Science (M.Sc.)


3. Level of Qualification



4. Acceptance Requirements

The applicant must have a minimum score of 55 in the nonverbal section of the National Graduate Record Examination. And the certified foreign language score must be minimum 40.


5. Recognition of Prior Learning

In Turkish Higher Education institutions, recognition of prior learning, vertical, horizantal and in-house transfers take place in the scope of “UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS SWITCH BETWEEN PROGRAMMES, DOUBLE MAJOR, MINOR AND MAKING TRANSFER BETWEEN CREDIT INSTITUTIONS BASIS OF REGULATION” which is determined by The Council of Higher Education


6. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Master of Science  programme consists of at least7 courses on condition that can’t be less than totally 21 credits for bachelor’s degree students, one seminary course, proficiency exam, thesis proposal, specialized field course, and thesis study.  For the students who are accepted with bachelor degree, programme consists of at least 16 courses on condition that can’t be less than totally 48 credits, proficiency exam, thesis proposal, specialized field course, and thesis study.  Proficiency exam, thesis proposal, specialized field course, and thesis study have no credits and evaluated as successful/unsuccessful. For the master’s programme maximum time to complete required courses successfully is 3 years for the bachelor’s degree students. The students, who can’t complete courses with credits or don’t have minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00, should notify in written to Head of Department if they will continue or not. A new advisor can be assigned to the student who wants to continue to the programme.


7. Program Profile (Objectives)

In the neuroscience graduate program, opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge from different disciplines in the field of neuroscience is given to students.  The aim of the programme is to gain the ability to make creative and innovative scientific research with a critical point of view by using modern research methods and techniques.


8. Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will have extensive knowledge about thenormal structure and function of the nervous system and they will learn scientific research principles and methods.


9. Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Holders of this degree might be employed in a variety of domestic and foreignUniversities, Faculties, Institutes and Colleges as a lecturer or researcher. In addition, they can be employed in various hospitals, laboratories, clinics and centers of as an expert.


10. Access to Further Studies

Students who have master’s degree from special masters program can study in own doctorate programs in condition with having sufficient point from  Academic personnel and postgraduate education entrance exam (ALES) and Interuniversity foreign language examination (UDS) and equivalant foreign language examination. Upon succesful completion of postgraduate education , candidates can have academic carrier studies and get high positions. They can be assigned as a manager in related organization and establishments.


11. Examination Regulations,  Assessment and Grading

For each course, the method of assesment and grading is defined in “Course Information Form” in details.


12. Graduation Requirements

The master’ degree diploma is given to the student who is successful at thesis defense, and other conditions, after is submitted specified number of bounded copy master thesis that is determined by institute council, to health Sciences Institute Directorate and whose form of is accepted as approriate.


13. Mode of Study

Full time


14. Addresses and Communication Information’s (Head and Deputy of Department)

Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Health Sciences Institute,  26480 Meşelik/Eskişehir.

Phone: (222) 239 3750/1145

Prof.Dr.Emel ULUPINAR (Head of Department), (222) 239 2979/ 4436

Prof.Dr.Demet ÖZBABALIK ADAPINAR (Deputy Head of Department): (222) 239 2979/ 3655

Prof.Dr.Fatma Sultan KILIÇ (Deputy Head of Department), (222) 239 2979/ 4564


15. Department Resources

Within the different disciplines that contribute to the Department, there are a large number of modern research laboratories which allow to scientific studies. Tissue laboratoriesproviding examination of the nervous system structures at the macroscopic and microscopic levels, SEM, TEM, fluorescence and light microscopy units,immunohistochemistry and molecular biology laboratories, units examining the functional and behavioral parameters, units using a variety of biochemical tests and laboratorytechniques, computer-assisted counting, analysis and imaging units offer research opportunities to students in the different places of the Departments.


16. Academic Personnel

1- Prof.Dr. Emel ULUPINAR  

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Anatomi AD)

2- Prof.Dr. Fatma Sultan KILIÇ

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Tıbbi Farmakoloji AD)

3- Prof.Dr. O.Oğuz ERDİNÇ

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Nöroloji AD)

4- Prof.Dr. Kevser EROL

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Tıbbi Farmakoloji AD)

5- Prof.Dr. Ferruh YÜCEL 

 (ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Anatomi AD)

6- Prof.Dr. Sevilhan ARTAN

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Tıbbi Genetik AD)

7- Prof.Dr. Ferhan ESEN 

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Biyofizik AD)

8- Prof.Dr. Güngör KANBAK

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Tıbbi Biyokimya AD)

9- Prof.Dr. Erhan COŞAN 

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Nöroşirurji AD)

10- Prof.Dr. Varol ŞAHİNTÜRK

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Histoloji ve Embriyoloji AD)

11- Prof.Dr. Didem TURGUT COŞAN 

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Tıbbi Biyoloji AD)

12- Prof.Dr. Hülyam KURT 

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Tıbbi Biyoloji AD)

13- Doç.Dr. Engin YILDIRIM 

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Tıbbi Farmakoloji AD)

14- Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Dilek BURUKOĞLU

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Histoloji ve Embriyoloji AD)

15- Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Demet İHAN ALGIN

(ESOGÜ Tıp Fak. Nöroloji AD)


17. Objectives & Learning Outcomes (T.Y.Y.Ç)