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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

 Open House for Raylawni Branch: Inspiring Change Through Action  at McCain Library and Archives
Mar 04
3:00 pm

Open House for Raylawni Branch: Inspiring Change Through Action at McCain Library and Archives

An open house will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. on Monday, March 4 to highlight items from the recently processed Raylawni Branch Collection, currently on display in the north foyer of McCain Library and Archives. The exhibit, Raylawni Branch: Inspiring...


The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble proudly presents the 2024 Winds, Brass and Percussion concerto winners in concert. This concert s...

Wind Ensemble presents Winds, Brass, and Percussion Concert at Bennett Auditorium

8:00 pm


Whether you're on the hunt for that dream internship, seeking full-time employment, or eager to expand your professional network, this is your golden ...

Construction and Design Career Expo at Thad Cochran Center Ballroom

1:00 pm

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