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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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Dr. Olga Mavrodi conducts an analysis of COVID-19 tests at USM’s Accelerator Lab in the Center for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. These tests produce results within 24 hours.


USM Lab Producing 24-Hour Result Turnaround for COVID-19 Tests

A professor in the School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi is using his expertise in infectious diseases and cell and molecular biology to ensure COVID-19 tests conducted at USM’s Moffitt Health Center will produce results within 24 hours.

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Events at Southern Miss

 FestivalSouth Best of the Pine Belt Awards
Aug 27
7:00 pm

FestivalSouth Best of the Pine Belt Awards

The winners of the 2020 FestivalSouth Best of the Pine Belt Competition will be announced prior to the release of the September Signature Magazine that highlights all of the winners. This awards presentation will be livestreamed. ...


Turning restrictions in our environment into opportunities for art and expression, Hub Dance Collective presents a special concert sharing solutions a...

Re-Route: Hub Dance Collective Fall Concert

7:00 pm


Southern Miss Football vs. South Alabama, Hattiesburg, Miss. For more information about Southern Miss Football, visit

Football | Southern Miss vs. South Alabama at The Rock

7:00 pm

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