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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

Outstanding Faculty Award to Julie Winkler!

Congratulations, Julie Winkler for being this year’s recipients of the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award! This award is based on Julie’s overall record of research, teaching, and service to […]

2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Darden, who has received the 2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors. Congratulations to Dr. Joe Darden who has received the 2019 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors.  Geography, Environment, and […]

Crystal King an Economic Geography senior in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, was awarded the Rachel P. Kahan Memorial Scholarship.

Congratulations to Crystal King of Detroit, MI, an Economic Geography senior in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, was awarded the Rachel P. Kahan Memorial Scholarship This […]

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, […]

Events

Monday, April 1, 2019 4:00 pm

Mr. Connor Plensdorf will defend his thesis at the following date and time: Title: Analysis of GEOBIA Classification Algorithms for Contextual Detection of DPRK Missile Testing Facilities The defense will […]

Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 pm

All are Welcome! Cash Bar & Appetizers Provided

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