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The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University is the starting place to explore Geography. From here you can explore research being conducted by world class faculty, learn more about the degrees and courses we offer, connect with our great staff, and discover how a geography degree from MSU will put you on the map.

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News

2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Darden, who has received the 2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors. Congratulations to Dr. Joe Darden who has received the 2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors.  Geography, Environment, and […]

Crystal King an Economic Geography senior in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, was awarded the Rachel P. Kahan Memorial Scholarship.

Congratulations to Crystal King of Detroit, MI, an Economic Geography senior in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, was awarded the Rachel P. Kahan Memorial Scholarship This […]

Research by Brad Peter and Joe Messina is highlighted by the AAG!

A framework, based on remote sensing and landscape analysis, was developed by Peter, @DrJoeMessina, and Snapp to alleviate food insecurity and facilitate the restoration of marginal agricultural areas utilized by […]

Professor Joe Darden with his SROP Undergraduate Mentees

Professor Joe Darden with his SROP undergraduate mentees, Sarawit Fesshaie (on Joe’s right, photo left) and Ashton Jordan (on Joe’s left, photo right). They’ve conducted quantitative research on gentrification, race, […]

The Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University Makes History

The MSU Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences has admitted and will fund three African American women graduate students for the 2018 academic year. This will be the first […]

Events

Friday, November 30, 2018 1:00 am

Ms. Judith Namanya will take her oral comprehensive examination All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral examination.  Geography graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and […]

Friday, February 22, 2019 2:30 am - Friday, February 22, 2019 4:30 pm

 Please Join Us!

 - Friday, December 7, 2018 5:00 pm

The purpose of Michigan State University’s (MSU) Supporting Women In Geography (SWIG) is to support women within the discipline of Geography by helping to empower them to pursue academic and/or professional careers […]

November 11-17, 2018 The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences invite you to an Evening with CNN’s Bill Weir To listen to Dr. Alan Arbogast, Chairperson of the Department […]

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