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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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MSU Geography Addresses Disparate Impacts

At this time of increased awareness of racial injustice, the MSU Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences is committed to proactively addressing the societal and institutional disparate impact on […]

Photo Credit – 1905, National Park Service

Alan Arbogast and Kevin McKeehan Participate in Multi-Phased Research to Understand Michigan’s Dynamic Coastal Dunes

In conjunction with the Michigan Environmental Council, the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, and the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University recently concluded a phase of […]

Congratulations to Our 2020 Minors in Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography at Michigan State University congratulates all of the 2020 graduates who minored in Geographic Information Science. MSU has a long tradition of excellence in GIS. Each […]

Celebrating Our 2020 Geography Graduates

All of us at the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences want to congratulate the Class of 2020. We are so proud of the commitment this class has demonstrated […]

Mapping a Virus: Visualizing the Geography of COVID-19 in Michigan

As cases of the novel coronavirus began spreading across the globe earlier this year, Jonnell Sanciangco, a Michigan State University (MSU) doctoral candidate specializing in spatial methodologies in the Department […]

Events

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:00 pm

Ms. Michelle Church will defend her thesis. Title:  SINGAPORE, MICHIGAN, A BURIED COASTAL GHOST TOWN:  A GEOGRAPHICAL CASE STUDY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY MICHIGAN. The defense will consist […]

Friday, July 24, 2020 2:00 pm

Mr. Chris Baish will defend his thesis Title:  “Glossic Horizon Formation in Coarse-Loamy Bisequal Soils of Northeastern Lower Michigan” The defense will consist of two steps: (1) a 30-60 minute uninterrupted […]

Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:00 pm

Ms. Dee Jordan will defend her dissertation. Title: A RISK REDUCTION APPROACH TO TSETSE AND TRYPANOSOMIASIS CONTROL IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA CASE STUDY: THE CANVAS METHOD The defense will consist of two […]

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