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This study was conducted to analyze curriculum and instruction (CI) graduate programs from Turkey and abroad by considering certain variables and make recommendations for graduate programs in this field in Turkey. Based on the document analysis method, the study obtained data from printed sources and the official websites of universities. Twenty-seven of the 30 master's level CI programs and 13 of the 16 doctoral level CI programs in Turkey were analyzed. When compared to ALES scores, foreign language scores required for application to graduate programs varied from one graduate school to another. It was found that the compulsory and elective courses offered in CI graduate programs in Turkey were quite similar. Besides, the required number of courses/credits in these programs, program completion times, comprehensive exams, dissertation committees, dissertation processes, and conditions for graduation were common among the different graduate schools examined. The total number of credits needed for graduation from CI graduate programs varied significantly between Turkish and foreign universities. In addition, admissions into foreign programs were based more on statements of purpose, reference letters and publications than exams. The names of foreign programs were varied, which brought diversity in the individual courses offered by them. Finally, it was noteworthy that foreign programs, and particularly doctoral level ones, made use of various committees to evaluate and guide students.