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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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 […]

Fatoumata (Fatima) Binta Barry was selected into the Young Professionals Program at the World Bank

Over the next five years, Fatima will be stationed in Washington D.C. and will travel to various countries.  The qualifications Fatima demonstrated for this highly competitive position were her commitment […]

Sharon Ruggles wins Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award!

Sharon Ruggles was recognized today as one of six people across the university this year to win the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award. This Award is one of the most […]


Dr. Arnon Karnieli and Dr. Nurit Agam, professors from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dr. Arnon Karnieli is a renowned professor in Remote Sensing, and helps oversee the […]

Mr. Kyle Redican will take his oral comprehensive examination on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 starting at 2:00 pm in Rm. 105 Geography Bldg. All Geography faculty may attend and participate […]

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