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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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112years 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

  The Pride of Mississippi Halftime: Eagle Wonderland: Boogie with the Boston Brass at The Rock
Sep 30
12:00 am

The Pride of Mississippi Halftime: Eagle Wonderland: Boogie with the Boston Brass at The Rock

Stay in your seats for the Pride of Mississippi’s halftime performance! Eagle Wonderland features music by Earth, Wind, and Fire. This special halftime performance will feature the world-renowned Boston Brass. ...


Working under the guidance of local designer, Matt Haskins, seniors in the Interior Design program will stage a contemporary home at 101 Wheeless whil...

Designer Showhouse at 101 Wheeless Cir

2:00 pm


This thrilling drama by USM alumnus and Pulitzer-Prize finalist Aleshea Harris depicts a mythic quest for revenge across America by twin sisters in se...

Is God Is by Aleshea Harris at Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre

2:00 pm

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