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Hattiesburg Campus

This diverse campus spans 300 acres in the heart of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and is home to the sixth-oldest acceptance-based Honors College in the nation, a vibrant arts community that produces hundreds of events each year, and internationally-recognized researchers whose expertise ranges from polymer science and engineering to sports safety and security.

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Gulf Park Campus

Through its 52-acre beachfront campus in Long Beach, Mississippi, the University serves as the only four-year public institution located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The Gulf Park campus is also home to the state’s only bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering and the only film studies pathway offered at a public institution in the state.

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111years since our founding in 1910
71countries represented by our students
27Goldwater Scholars
30study-abroad programs
17division 1 sports

Featured Programs:Master of Business AdministrationOcean Engineering

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A 2021 USM Outdoor Sculpture featuring silver metal and installed on a brick plaze outside the USM Liberal Arts Building


New Public Art Sculptures Installed on Southern Miss Campus

The biennial University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Art and Design program and Partners for the Arts, features the work of nationally recognized artists and will remain on the Hattiesburg campus through March 2023.

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Events at Southern Miss

 Marcus Michels: Paintings and Drawings + Works from the Permanent Art Collection at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design
Dec 01
10:00 am

Marcus Michels: Paintings and Drawings + Works from the Permanent Art Collection at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

Marcus Michels received an MFA in Painting from Indiana University. His work has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions and two-person exhibits, as well as numerous international juried, national juried, regional juried and invitational exhibitio...


Join our Association Office Professionals' (AOP) workshop, Turning Passion into Retirement Income. Using 10 acres of rural Stone County land, USM reti...

AOP Workshop: Turning Passion into Retirement Income

12:00 pm


As the USM Violin Studios prepare for juries (our final exams), they have this opportunity to perform one movement in its entirety for a live audience...

Violin Studio Recital I at Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery

2:30 pm

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