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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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Ellie J. Dahmer


American Civil Rights Activist and Educator Ellie J. Dahmer to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate from USM

Esteemed Civil Rights activist and lifelong educator Mrs. Ellie Jewel Davis Dahmer, of Forrest County, Miss., will be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, during a University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Fall 2019 Commencement ceremony.

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Events at Southern Miss

 Senior Show in Sculpture at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design
Dec 13
10:00 am

Senior Show in Sculpture at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

Opening Reception, December 5, 2019 - 6 p.m. The Gallery of Art and Design presents an exhibit of works by seniors in the department of Art + Design. ...


The Faculty Artist Series features our distinguished faculty who perform on world-class stages and teach at festivals and conferences around the globe...

Richard Perry, tuba, with Ellen Elder, piano at Marsh Auditorium

7:30 pm


Learn everything you need to know to become a Dixie Darling at the Dixie Darling Clinic in the Payne Center. The clinic will be offered on two separa...

Dixie Darling Clinics at Payne Center

10:00 am

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