The PhD Program in English Language Education at Yeditepe University aims to equip the candidates with advanced and specialized knowledge in the field of language teacher education and to help them acquire skills for research in the field of teacher education. A well-balanced emphasis on theory and practice is maintained throughout the program. It is hoped that the graduates of this program will engage in helping with the development of the pre-service as well as in-service teachers in the field; the candidates may also choose to pursue academic careers at the universities. The Ph.D. program is open to students holding an M.A. degree in English Language Education or Applied Linguistics, but those who have a similar degree in the related disciplines may also be admitted provided that they complete a certain number of prerequisite courses following their admission. Those candidates holding only a BA degree in the 4-year English Education Departments may also be admitted provided that they complete 7 MA courses determined by the department.