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.


Why major in Geography at MSU?


onGEO Celebrates 20 Years of Online Geography Courses This Summer!

The summer of 1999 marked the beginning of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences’ Online Geography program with the launch of our first ever online course: Dr. Alan […]

Alan Arbogast Leads Team to Create First Comprehensive Map of Michigan’s Coastal Sand Dunes

Michigan State University researchers have created the first ever comprehensive map of Michigan’s Coastal Dunes, which collectively form the largest concentration of freshwater coastal sand dunes in the world. MSU […]

Congratulations to Gabriela Shirkey & Kyle Redican for being awarded recipients of the 2019 ESPP Summer Research Fellows!

The 2019 Summer Research Fellowship is for Ph.D. students currently enrolled at MSU. The goal of the program is to support the next generation of scientists and to advance work […]

Where will you go this summer?

GEO offers eight different online courses, so you can choose your own adventure!

Congratulations to Cheyenne Lei for being one of the recipients of the KBS LTER 2019 Fellowship.

With support from the MSU Graduate School and the National Science Foundation, each year the KBS LTER program awards MSU students fellowships to further our research of the ecology of […]


Friday, June 14, 2019 2:00 pm

Ms. Shiqi Tao will defend her thesis at the following date and time: Title: Urban Expansion and Urban Environmental Evaluation in Chengdu, China The defense will consist of two steps:  […]

Monday, July 1, 2019 1:00 pm

Mr. Brad Peter will defend his dissertation Title: Integrated remote sensing and crop system modeling for precision agriculture across spatial and temporal scales. The defense will consist of two steps:  […]

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:00 pm

Ms. April Frake will defend her dissertation at the following date and time: Title: Scaling Irrigation and Malaria Risk in Malawi The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 […]

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