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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

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 […]

Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Mack for being awarded a recipient of the Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award

The award recognizes distinguished contributions to Regional Science research by scholars. Congratulations to Dr. Mack!

Job Posting – CDM SMITH is looking for a GIS Specialist 1 (December ’19 and May ’20 Grads)

04-Nov-2019 GIS Specialist 1 (December ’19 and May ’20 Grads) | CDM Smith Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities […]

Congratulations to Dee Jordan for being awarded a recipient of the 2020 AAG Enhancing Diversity Award

Demetrice (Dee) Jordan, has been a true change agent for diversity in our discipline. Among Ms. Jordan’s many notable accomplishments, she founded and co-leads the Michigan State University Geography Department’s […]

Events

Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:00 pm

Ms. Ida Djenontin will take her 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) […]

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:00 pm

Ms. Yingyue Juno Liu will take her 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 […]

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 am

Ms. Cheyenne Lei will be presenting and defending her dissertation proposal Title:  Albedo on Biofuel Ecosystems: Impact Assessment for Climate & Global Warming Impact Two hours will be allowed for […]

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