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The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi


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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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114years since our founding in 1910
70+countries represented by our students
27Goldwater Scholars
30study-abroad programs
17division 1 sports

Featured Programs:Master of Business AdministrationOcean Engineering

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Events at Southern Miss

 Revelry 2024 at Multiple Locations
Feb 29
12:00 am

Revelry 2024 at Multiple Locations

Experience the vibrant showcase of artistic talent of the School of Performing and Visual Arts (SPVA), during this multi-arts festival, featuring the remarkable creations of both faculty and students. With over 40 events, this festival highlights the...


The 2024 Economic Outlook Forum will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 10:00-1:00pm at the Trent Lott National Center on the USM Hattiesbur...

Economic Outlook Forum at Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

10:00 am


Political Science professor, Dr. Joseph Weinberg, to speak on Gene Taylor exhibition at USM. In conjunction with the exhibit, "Gene Taylor: South Miss...

Gene Taylor Lecture and Exhibition at McCain Library and Archives building, Room203

2:00 pm

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