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.


Why major in Geography at MSU?


Chen Co-Authors Book Enabling International Audience a Detailed Exploration of China’s Grassland Ecosystems

Jiquan Chen of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) and the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University, has joined several scholars in publishing the first in […]

MSU Interdisciplinary Team Secures $3.2M National Science Foundation Convergence Grant to Empower Off-grid Communities

Michigan State University Researcher Emilio Moran will lead a team in the development of a convergent framework offering non-dam hydropower as a sustainable energy solution for off-grid communities while empowering […]

Grant Will Support Native American Breastfeeding Initiative in Michigan

Congratulations to Angie Sanchez, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, on the award of “Native American Breastfeeding Initiative Embracing Culture,” a grant from the Michigan Health […]

Dr. Amber Pearson to Present on Green and Blue Spaces at 2020 SHIFT Summit

Blue or green, the mental health benefits of natural spaces have been the subject of increasing levels of study from researchers around the world. The research of Dr. Amber Pearson, […]

Ana Rivera

Ana Rivera Named Diversity Torch Recipient

Congratulations to Ana Rivera on being recognized as a Diversity Torch recipient this month from the College of Social Science. Rivera is a graduate student in Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences who is committed to improving urban environments through the use of geospatial science.


Friday, November 6, 2020 10:00 am

Mr. Ryan Nagelkirk will defend his dissertation on Friday, November 6, 2020, at 10 am Title: Evaluating the Ecogeographical Effects of Earth’s Largest Terrestrial Herbivore First step by Webinar: The […]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:30 pm

Mr. Donald Akanga will take his oral comprehensive examination on Thursday, October 15, 2020, starting at 2:30 pm via Zoom. All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral […]

Friday, October 23, 2020 10:00 am

Ms. Ida Djenontin  will present and defend her dissertation proposal Title:  Governance of People-centered Forest-Agricscapes Restoration in Malawi: Institutional and Modeling Approaches Date: Friday, October 23, 2020 Time:  10:00 am Location:  […]

Online Courses

Visit OnGeo
Find out about the undergraduate, graduate, and professional development online courses we offer