The aim of this study is to examine the master’s and doctoral theses published in the fields of education programs according to the determined criteria. The research being in a scanning model, was carried out based on a content analysis. In this study, postgraduate theses published at the CHE National Thesis Center which was open to access between 2018 and 2020 were examined. Additionally, 91 postgraduate theses reached by purposeful sampling method were analyzed with the assistance of thesis examination form created by the researcher. For this main purpose, the thesis was evaluated in terms of the university, institute, department, year, method, data collection tools, sample type and program dimension. In addition to these data, analyzes were made on which education level and dimension of the education program the postgraduate studies were directed. Re-coding reliability was calculated in order to ensure the reliability of the study. The data obtained were interpreted based on percentage and frequency. It was concluded that the highest number of studies were carried out at Gazi University, in educational sciences institute, in the field of education programs and teaching. As a result, in terms of the methods used, it was observed that the qualitative research method was mostly used and the studies in the program evaluation type were more intense. The research is important in terms of guiding researchers by revealing the trends of postgraduate studies.

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Education, education program, content analysis, postgraduate theses.