Post-graduate education in the Department of Landscape Architecture began in 2000. Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Landscape Architecture. Until the year of 2018, 34 Graduate students from the Landscape Architecture Department were graduated. As of the 2017-2018 Academic Year, the Ph.D. Program in Landscape Architecture Department was opened and 4 Ph.D. students continue their education.
To become a recognized and respected department in the national and international field, which provides education and training in accordance with the requirements of the country in the light of science and technology developing day by day, contributes to science and technology at national and international level with scientific research and application projects, and presents the Landscape Architects to the service of the society.
To be a pioneer department in education and training, research and application fields that direct the discipline of Landscape Architecture at all scales, to integrate its deep-rooted past with contemporary breakthroughs, compete nationally and internationally, with its innovative staff. The Department of Landscape Architecture prepares and implements a comprehensive and continuously developed and improved education program for the students who want to study landscape architecture. The Department of Landscape Architecture also attaches importance to graduate education, which is one of its important stakeholders. For this purpose, it is aimed to educate individuals who specialize in the basic fields of Landscape Architecture at the graduate level, to contribute to the science and technology of Landscape Architecture, to produce solutions and projects in the fields of Landscape Architecture application, to share the solutions and knowledge that the Landscape Architecture produces with the society, and to take scientific excellence as a benchmark. The Department of Landscape Architecture provides service courses to the neighboring disciplines (Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Fine Arts). This support will continue in the coming years. Landscape Architecture faculty members participate in management executive bodies of TMMOB Chamber of Landscape Architecture and contribute to established scientific commissions. In order to fulfill the above-mentioned tasks, the Department of Landscape Architecture strives to continuously improve its staff, infrastructure, and teaching, as well as its content.
As a result of the education, it is aimed for a Landscape Architect to be sensitive to the improvement and protection of landscape quality, to understand the artistic, humanistic and environmental approaches of design, and to have the ability to analyze the problem in planning and design.
According to the definition of ASLA (American Landscape Architecture Society), Landscape Architecture is the art of planning, designing, and managing the land, which is based on the conservation and management of natural and cultural resources, the implementation of cultural and scientific accumulation (in order to improve the functionality and quality of life of the physical environment to be created), and planning of natural and cultural elements. Landscape Architecture, which examines the concepts of nature, planning, and design in a systematic structure, deals with field design, planning, and management by bringing together art, science, engineering and technology. The science of Landscape Architecture is based on the planning of natural resource use considering the environmental criteria and human vital requirements. The Landscape Architecture discipline, which plays an important role in activities such as nature conservation, biological restoration, urban and rural area usage planning, also reveals the design and landscaping work for the organization of the spaces in the vicinity of the human being. Landscape Architecture interacts with the work of other planning and design professions due to its wide range of topics and scales. The interaction here is the joint production process that will integrate the productions, as well as the emergence of all these disciplines related to planning and design in separate professional productions. Especially in this joint production process, Landscape Architecture is a bridge that combines social sciences and natural sciences, arts and sciences, society and nature. National parks and nature conservation areas, coastal areas, wetlands, urban open and green spaces, tourism and recreation areas, arboretums, exhibition and fairgrounds, university campuses, botanical and zoological areas, such as the requirements of modern life and created for the community planning and design of the spaces are among the important working areas of the Landscape Architecture profession. Landscape architects make a choice of place for various uses such as parks, gardens, tourism and recreation areas, university campuses, residential areas, commercial centers, public buildings, and generate land-use decisions both locally and regionally. The concept of landscape architecture was first introduced in 1863 when F. L. Olmsted and C. Vaux designed the New York Central Park in the USA. Since then, Landscape Architecture has been in competition with other environmental scientists (such as architects, engineers, horticulturists). Landscape Architecture education in Turkey began as "Ornamental Flora Branch", established in 1933 at the Higher Institute of Agriculture. With the establishment of Ankara University in 1946, it continued its activities under the name of "Chair of Garden Architecture and Afforestation" in the Faculty of Agriculture. As of today, more than 25 Landscape Architecture Departments have been opened in our country and more than half of them have graduate education.
Students who are successful in the science exam conducted within the conditions determined by the Graduate School of the Natural Sciences of Selçuk University can register to the department.
Graduation requirements are as explained in Selcuk University Graduate Education Regulations.
Assessment and evaluation methods for each course are defined in detail in the course plan. Exam evaluations are applied according to Selçuk University Graduate Education Directorate.
Organizations based on professional or inter-professional cooperation in the context of environmental planning and design, environmental impact assessment, landscape management (planning, maintenance, and repair), ornamental plant breeding and marketing constitute the working environment in the private sector. State Planning Organization, Various Ministries, General Directorate of Highways, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Municipalities and etc., are the working environment in the public sector.