Skip navigation
The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi

Request InfoVisitApply


Roses in front of an eagle statue

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.

Explore the Hattiesburg Campus

Gulf park campus overlooking the beach

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.

Explore the Gulf Park Campus

Find a program that's right for you.

Explore Majors and DegreesorMeet Our Faculty

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

Points of Pride

Create your own Southern Miss story.

Schedule a VisitGet involvedApply

Only at Southern Miss



Right Now at Southern Miss

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.

More news

Events at Southern Miss

 Little Things Matter: National Juried Small-Scale Sculpture Exhibition at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design
Oct 19
10:00 am

Little Things Matter: National Juried Small-Scale Sculpture Exhibition at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

An exhibition of small-scale sculptures by artists from across the United States, juried by George Beasley. Closing Reception: November 5 | 7 p.m. Made possible with support from the Nan and Ben Stevens Fund. ...


Wellness is an essential part of success in college. The Student Counseling Services and The Office of Health Promotion invites you to the 2021 Fall W...

2021 Fall Wellness Festival at Southern Station

4:00 pm


Amulet Strange is Principal Flutist of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and member of the MSO Woodwind Quintet since 2015. Additionally, she is Adju...

Guest Artist Series Presents Amulet Strange, flute at Marsh Auditorium

6:00 pm

More Events