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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

Calling for GEO Award Applications!

It’s the time of year that we start looking ahead to the slate of Department awards, and solicit membership in Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geography Honor Society. Below is […]

Congratulations to Jiquan Chen for being a recipient of the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award!

Congratulations to Dee Jordon for being one of the recipients of the COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award for 2019-20.

MSU GEO Alum, Dr. Cynthia Brewer becomes the first woman to win the O.M. Miller Cartographic Medal at the American Geographical Society Fall 2019 Symposium.

The O. M. Miller Cartographic Medal was founded by the AGS Council in 1968 for outstanding contributions in the field of cartography or geodesy.  It was named for Mr. Miller […]

Congratulations to Julie Winkler who has been named an AAG Fellow

In addition to honoring geographers, AAG Fellows will serve the AAG as an august body to address key AAG initiatives including creating and contributing to AAG initiatives; advising on AAG […]

Events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:30 am

Mr. Jonnell Sanciangco will take his 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 friends) may […]

Friday, January 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 2:00 pm - Friday, February 21, 2020 4:30 pm

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