About Us

The university’s presence on the Coast extends from its site at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County to the Gulf Park Campus in Harrison County to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Jackson County. Along with its two other teaching and research sites in the area, these facilities are indicative of the commitment that Southern Miss has to the Gulf region. Southern Miss on the Coast combines the resources of a major research university with the small classes and personalized attention that students might expect from a smaller liberal arts institution. Here at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, students may pursue one of more than 50 degree programs and interact with prestigious faculty, many of whom are recognized as leading experts in their disciplines or fields of research. The faculty and staff of Southern Miss look forward to expanding the university’s partnership with the region and to ensuring that students reach their full potential.