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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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Congratulations to Our 2020 Minors in Geographic Information Science

The Department of Geography at Michigan State University congratulates all of the 2020 graduates who minored in Geographic Information Science. MSU has a long tradition of excellence in GIS. Each […]

Celebrating Our 2020 Geography Graduates

All of us at the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences want to congratulate the Class of 2020. We are so proud of the commitment this class has demonstrated […]

Mapping a Virus: Visualizing the Geography of COVID-19 in Michigan

As cases of the novel coronavirus began spreading across the globe earlier this year, Jonnell Sanciangco, a Michigan State University (MSU) doctoral candidate specializing in spatial methodologies in the Department […]

MSU Geography Faculty Contribute to Book about Landscape Dynamics Across Central Asia

Important research about the drylands of the greater Central Asia region by several professors in the Michigan State University Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences has recently been featured […]

#MSUGeography recognizes our GEO Teaching Assistants for the Spring Semester. Thank you for serving your students, your faculty, and your Department through a challenging semester. You helped us tremendously through a fast and unexpected transition to distance education—YOU ARE AWESOME!

Events

Friday, May 8, 2020 1:00 pm

Mr. Yachen Xie will take his oral comprehensive examination All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral examination.  Geography graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and […]

Monday, May 4, 2020 1:00 pm

Ms. Laura Medwid  will take her oral comprehensive examination All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral examination.  Geography graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and […]

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