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 Ph.D. Students Launch Geography-focused Podcast

Like most geographers, MSU Ph.D. students Veda Hawkins, Kionna Henderson, and Raven Mitchell know that geography is everywhere and they invite you to tune in to their new podcast, “People, […]

Congratulations to Ph.D. student, Kionna Henderson

Congratulations to Kionna Henderson, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, for winning the 2020 East Lakes Division of the AAG Student Poster Award at […]

Angie Sanchez, Ph.D. Student Named Diversity Torch

Angie Sanchez is a PhD student in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences. Her dissertation research focuses on breastfeeding access for women in Indigenous communities throughout Michigan. A […]

Chen Co-Authors Book Enabling International Audience a Detailed Exploration of China’s Grassland Ecosystems

Jiquan Chen of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) and the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University, has joined several scholars in publishing the first in […]

MSU Interdisciplinary Team Secures $3.2M National Science Foundation Convergence Grant to Empower Off-grid Communities

Michigan State University Researcher Emilio Moran will lead a team in the development of a convergent framework offering non-dam hydropower as a sustainable energy solution for off-grid communities while empowering […]


Monday, November 30, 2020 1:00 pm

Ms.  Cordelia Martin-Ikpe will take her oral comprehensive examination on Monday, November 30, 2020, starting at 1:00 pm via Zoom. All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral […]

 - Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:00 am

Mr. Aaron Kamoske will defend his dissertation on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00 AM. Title: Seeing within the Canopy: Measuring Three-Dimensional Forest Traits and Processes Across Ecosystems and Spatial […]

Friday, November 20, 2020 4:00 pm

To access a recording of the colloquium session with Dr. Jennifer Ho, please visit the link below: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/t/1_g3b8449m To access links that were shared during the session, please visit the […]

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