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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

Geography Professor is Heading a $3m NASA Grant to Find Better Ways to Regulate Dams

Geography Professor Jiaguo Qi  is heading a 3 million NASA Grant to find better ways to regulate dams. Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative […]

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MSU Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences stands in solidarity with the survivors of sexual abuse

In this difficult time, the MSU Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences stands in solidarity with the survivors of sexual abuse (Photo Credit:  USA Today).

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Congratulations to Ph.D. student, Dee Jordan!

Ms. Dee Jordan has been awarded the Excellence in Diversity Award (EIDA).  This award recognizes outstanding efforts of faculty, students and staff at MSU that are committed to the principles […]

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Congratulations Joe Darden, Professor of Geography

Congratulations Joe Darden, Professor of Geography! Dr. Darden has been awarded an American Association of Geographers Fellow.  This honor recognizes geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing geography. AAG […]

Events

 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:00 pm

This award honors one outstanding graduate and one outstanding undergraduate student who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the geography department. The students who deserve the recognition will have […]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:00 am

Ms. Kelsey Nyland will present and defend her dissertation proposal Title:    “Cryoplanation Terraces: Evaluating a Century-old Geomorphic Hypothesis” Two hours will be allowed for the presentation and subsequent questioning. An […]

Please Welcome Dr. David Roy

Friday, February 16, 2018 2:00 pm

The Ohio – Michigan state line has long been one of confusion, frustration, and even war. A history of the state line(s) will be studied along with detail about the […]

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