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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

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Dr. Charles Scheer

8.22.2019

Scheer Earns Recognition from International Association of Chiefs of Police

Dr. Charles Scheer, an assistant professor in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security, has been selected as a joint recipient, along with the Gulfport (Mississippi) Police Department, of the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Leadership in Law Enforcement Research Award for innovative work with police agencies. Scheer and the Gulfport Police Department will be recognized at a ceremony this fall in Chicago.

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