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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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Why major in Geography at MSU?

News

Ph.D. candidate Ryan Nagelkirk, and his advisor, Dr. Kyla Dahlin, were awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant

This award will allow Ryan and a field assistant to travel to Tanzania later this year to collect data on woody plant cover in Selous Game Reserve. Selous is the […]

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!

Events

Our energetic advisory board is organizing our very first GEO golf outing, Friday, September 27, at 9 a.m. at Wheatfield Valley in Williamston.  Proceeds will go to our Field Experience […]

Online Courses

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