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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

 A Conversation with French Ambassador to the U.S.: Philippe Étienne at Thad Cochran Center
Oct 07
5:30 pm

A Conversation with French Ambassador to the U.S.: Philippe Étienne at Thad Cochran Center

USM's College of Arts and Sciences and School of Social Science and Global Studies are honored to host distinguished visitors, the French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Étienne and Consul General of France in Atlanta Anne-Laure Desjonquèr...


A collaborative dance and creative writing concert called "The Lyric Body: Tales of the Human Experience" will be held. Seven creative writing graduat...

The Lyric Body: Tales of the Human Experience at Theatre and Dance Building - Studio 115

7:00 pm


The School of Media and Communication, in partnership with the College of Business and Economic Development and the School of Marketing, has put toget...

Strategic Communication (StratCom) Week

11:00 pm

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