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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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111years since our founding in 1910
71countries 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 Virtual Science Café: Gulf Sturgeon, Hidden Giants of Our Coastal Rivers
Jan 25
6:00 pm

GCRL Virtual Science Café: Gulf Sturgeon, Hidden Giants of Our Coastal Rivers

Sturgeon are one of the oldest extant lineages of fish and also one of the most interesting. Gulf sturgeon are a protected species in habiting coastal drainages in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In Mississippi’s waters, Gulf sturgeon have spawning po...


The Borealis Wind Quintet, like the spectacular Aurora Borealis, captivates audiences of all ages with dazzling, inspiring and transformative performa...

Connoisseur's Series Presents The Borealis Wind Quintet at Marsh Auditorium

8:00 pm


The College of Business and Economic Development will host an open house for the newest addition in Scianna Hall–The Hatchery Inspiration Lab. This ...

Open House: The Hatchery Inspiration Lab at Scianna Hall

11:00 am

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