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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

 South Mississippi High School Drama Fest at Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium
Dec 03
12:00 am

South Mississippi High School Drama Fest at Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium

The South regional competition for High School Theatre programs. ...


Marcus Michels received an MFA in Painting from Indiana University. His work has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions and two-person exhibits, a...

Marcus Michels: Paintings and Drawings + Works from the Permanent Art Collection at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

10:00 am


Join the School of Kinesiology and Nutrition for the second presentation in the CORE Healthy Living Speaker Series. Kurt Bruckmeier, MD will present ...

CORE Healthy Living Speaker Series: Kurt Bruckmeier, MD at Joseph Greene Hall

11:00 am

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