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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

 Denny Behm Memorial Hornfest at Marsh Auditorium
Feb 05
3:30 pm

Denny Behm Memorial Hornfest at Marsh Auditorium

Former students of Professor Dennis “Denny” Behm will gather February 3-5 to honor the memory of their beloved teacher with festivities culminating in a recital. Denny Behm joined the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi in 1974 and...


A national juried gallery exhibition of posters designed and created by artists, graphic designers, and printmakers from across the U.S. ...

Southern Miss National Poster Show at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

10:00 am


Join USM's Dale Center for the Study of War and Society, the Center for Ethics and Health Humanities, and Public History for a conversation with three...

Disability and the Holocaust at Library of Hattiesburg

6:00 pm

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