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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

 Artist Guild Pottery and Art Sale at 3D Arts Building
Dec 03
10:00 am

Artist Guild Pottery and Art Sale at 3D Arts Building

Purchase student-made pottery, paintings, jewelry, and art to support your friendly local student artists. ...


Come purchase one-of-a-kind pieces created by faculty and students in USM's Art and Design program! Items for sale will make great holiday gifts and i...

USM Artist Guild: Pottery and Art Sale at 3D Arts Building

10:00 am


Tasha Tudor scholar, Jeanette Chandler Knazek, will present a talk on Tudor's Christmas artwork. Knazek has enjoyed Tudor's writings and illustrations...

A Joyful Christmastime with Tasha Tudor at McCain Library and Archives

2:00 pm

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