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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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 […]

Gabriela Shirkey A Recipient of the Environmental Science & Policy Program Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship for 2018-19

Congratulations to Gabriela Shirkey who will pursue her doctoral degree with Dr. Jiquan Chen. Gabriela’s interests are in land management and its effects on the carbon cycle. ESPP annually offers multiple […]

Sharon Zhong a recipient of the 2018 College of Social Science Leadership Council Research Excellence Award

On March 21, 2018, Sharon Zhong was presented with the College of Social Science Leadership Council Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes the contributions of her discipline, to the department, college, […]


Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:00 am

Mr. Clayton Queen will defend his thesis Title: “Large-scale Mapping and Geomorphometry of Upland Periglacial Landscapes in Eastern Beringia.”  The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation […]

Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Mr. Rajiv Paudel will take his oral comprehensive examination on Thursday, May 10, 2018, starting at 2:00 pm in Rm. 105 Geography Bldg. All Geography faculty may attend and participate […]

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