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 […]


Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:00 am

Ms. Libbey Kutch will defend her dissertation Title: INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UV-B RADIATION EXPOSURE  AND PREECLAMPSIA: A MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY STUDY The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 […]

Monday, July 29, 2019 2:00 pm

Ms. Victoria Breeze will defend her dissertation Title:  China in African Agriculture: Modeling Narratives, Spillovers, and Investments The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by […]

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