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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

 GCRL Science Café: Changing Flood Risk in Coastal Mississippi –
Sep 27
6:00 pm

GCRL Science Café: Changing Flood Risk in Coastal Mississippi – "Why, What's Next, and What Can We Do?" at Marine Education Center

Flooding is changing in coastal Mississippi, becoming more intense and frequent. Coastal residents are no strangers to hazards including flooding. Please join us for a hybrid GCRL virtual and in-person Science Café presented by Dr. Renee Collini, PL...


Join Dr. Sam Bruton, Director of USM's Office of Research Integrity, for an interactive discussion of a variety of ethical issues that arise in resear...

Ethics and Academic Research: What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know at J.B. George Building

12:00 pm


Dr. Karen Barbour, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, and dance faculty member, Dr. Kelly Lester share their new site-specific dance through a performance en...

"Contained Roots" at Theatre and Dance Building

7:00 pm

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