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The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi


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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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114years 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

 Student Curator Exhibit Opening at McCain Library and Archives
Apr 16
4:00 pm

Student Curator Exhibit Opening at McCain Library and Archives

University Libraries’ Special Collections invites the University and Hattiesburg communities to an exhibit opening and reception from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in McCain Library and Archives room 305 to highlight exhibits curated by three Souther...


A concert featuring members of Southern Miss Viola Studio ...

Viola Studio Recital at Marsh Auditorium

6:00 pm


Dr. John Colosi, who holds Professorships at both the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and UCSC (Adjunct), will be the featured keynote speaker for th...

Rayborn Lecture Series in Physics and Astronomy: Dr. John Colosi at Bennett Auditorium

7:00 pm

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