p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 11, Issue 1, April 2021,
Page(s): 97-110
Original Empirical Research
Received: April 17, 2020; Accepted: October 4, 2020; Published online: February 15, 2021
doi:10.2399/yod.20.722456; Copyright © 2021, Deomed
Students' Expectations From Postgraduate Education and the Factors Affecting Course and Advisor Selection Processes: The Case of a City University
Fatmanur Özen1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Müzeyyen Altunbay2 ORCIDID
1Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey
2Department of Turkish and Social Sciences Education, Faculty of Education, Giresun University, Giresun, Turkey
Postgraduate education consisting of master's, doctorate and proficiency in arts programs is an educational process that continues according to certain criteria after undergraduate education. It is the education process through which certain specializations and doctorate qualifications are gained. In this quantitative study, the expectations of graduate students studying at Giresun University, which has a city university status in Turkey, from postgraduate education, i.e. their reasons for continuing with their postgraduate education and the factors affecting their selection of courses and advisors are investigated. With the help of a questionnaire created by the researchers in line with the opinions of the field experts, the data were collected from a group of graduate students who were attending the programs affiliated with Giresun University Graduate School of Science and Social Sciences. The results obtained from the data analyzed by using descriptive statistics, conceptual connotation and descriptive analysis show that the main expectation of the participants is to pursue an academic career. Thus, postgraduate education evokes 'academia' and 'development' the most. They are careful to choose the courses related to the field they will study and research and they mostly learn about the content of the courses by reading the course contents published electronically. In the selection of advisors, while some of the postgraduate students chose their advisor according to their academic discipline; the majority was automatically assigned an advisor without first asking for their opinions. In the two graduate schools where the research is conducted the course and advisor selection processes should be improved and the quality of the offered programs should be increased by aligning them with the student expectations from postgraduate education.
Keywords: Advisor selection, course selection, postgraduate education, the reasons for postgraduate education
How to cite this article: Özen, F., & Altunbay, M. (2021). Öğrencilerin lisansüstü eğitimden beklentileri ile ders ve danışman seçme süreçlerini etkileyen etmenler: Bir şehir üniversitesi örneği. Yükseköğretim Dergisi, 11(1), 97-110.
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