The University of Southern Mississippi on the Gulf Coast supports local residents who choose to attain a university degree close to home for a better career and a more fulfilled life. Explore our site to learn more about Southern Miss programs on the Gulf Coast.

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Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. In just 100 years, Southern Miss has grown from a small teachers' college into a premier research university with a national reputation for excellence.

Our values are to lead with academic excellence, conduct innovative research, provide cultural enrichment, conduct economic development, create healthier communities, contribute to global communities and educate the whole student.

With one campus in Hattiesburg and a second non-residential campus in Long Beach, Southern Miss offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six colleges – Arts and Letters, Business, Education and Psychology, Health, Nursing and Science and Technology.

The University of Southern Mississippi on the Gulf Coast provides unparalleled education and resources for the people of south Mississippi. Through its Gulf Park campus and four teaching and research sites, Southern Miss Gulf Coast supports the local resident who chooses to earn their university degree close to home. Contact us for more information.