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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Geography Department
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The History of Minnesota State Geography

Welcome to the home of Minnesota State Geography and the home of the Minnesota State Earth Science Programs.
Please take a moment to click on this link to learn more about the long tradition of Geographic Excellence at Minnesota State University.

Program Offerings

Undergraduate - Geography

Undergraduate - Earth Science

Graduate - Geography

Certificate Programs - Geography and Earth Science

Why Major in geography

Laboratories and Other Facilities

  • Cartography Lab
  • Geographic Information Systems Lab
  • Geographic/Earth Science Field Equipment
  • MSU's Weather Lab
  • other Earth Science Facilities


News and Events


  • The Geography Department welcomes esteemed NOAA scientists, Dr. Diane Stanitski and Dr. John Adler! They will be visiting MSU from Oct 29th - Oct 31st.
  • MSU GIS Day being held for the third year! GIS date to be held on November 18th, 2015. For information please contact Dr. Mohapatra
  • Field immersion capstones are being created for the desert southwest, USA and for Iceland. Please contact Dr. Larson if you have any thoughts/suggestions or are interested.

Upcoming Geography and Earth Science Events