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Michigan State University

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

East Lansing, MI

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Overview

Michigan State University / Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences is located in East Lansing, MI, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 4

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Presentation of poster/paper or oral defense of thesis
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Presentation of poster/paper, presentation and defense of dissertation proposal, oral exam in defense of dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

60
Applied
28
Accepted
47%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

60
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
83%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.33%
Black or African American 1.67%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,285,776

Location & Contact

Address East Lansing, MI  48824
United States
Contact Dr. Richard E. Groop
Chairperson
Email: groop@msu.edu
Phone: 517-432-4748
Fax: 517-432-1671

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