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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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110years 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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Events at Southern Miss

 2020 Juried Photography Exhibition
Feb 26
12:00 am

2020 Juried Photography Exhibition

The 2020: International Juried Photography Exhibition is a fully online exhibition featuring photographs taken in 2020 by artists and photographers from across the globe. The exhibition is juried by local artist and documentary fine art photographer,...


University Libraries’ Special Collections is currently displaying exhibits, curated by three USM students, in McCain Library and Archives. The exhib...

Student Curated Exhibits Featured in Special Collections at McCain Library and Archives

9:00 am


This high energy mystery captures the genius of Arthur Conan Doyle in telling the final adventure of the legendary Sherlock Holmes through the point o...

Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes by Jaime Robledo

7:30 pm

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