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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 in more than 50 distinct academic fields. 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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109years since our founding in 1910
71countries represented by our students
24Goldwater Scholars
30study-abroad programs
17division 1 sports

Featured Programs:Master of Business AdministrationOcean Engineering

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USM's Graham Participating in White House Summit on Partnerships in Ocean Science and Technology

Dr. Monty Graham, Associate Vice President for Research at The University of Southern Mississippi, Coastal Operations, is a participating in today’s White House Summit on Partnerships in Ocean Science and Technology in Washington D.C.

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Events at Southern Miss

 Piano Studio Recital of Dr. Ellen Price Elder  at Marsh Auditorium
Nov 14
12:00 am

Piano Studio Recital of Dr. Ellen Price Elder at Marsh Auditorium

The School of Music presents a recital featuring graduate and undergraduate pianists from the studio of Dr. Ellen Price Elder. ...


The Fall Repertory Dance Company concert is an exciting chance for students to continue performing in front of an audience. This concert will feature ...

Repertory Dance Company Fall Concert at Theatre and Dance Building - Studio 115

7:00 pm


One of the most popular romantic musical comedies of all time, Guys and Dollsbrings characters from the famous Damon Runyon stories to the stage, taki...

Guys and Dolls by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling, Frank Loesser at Martha R. Tatum Theatre

7:30 pm

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