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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

 WHM: Women in/and the Humanities Panel at Liberal Arts Building, Room 101
Mar 19
12:15 pm

WHM: Women in/and the Humanities Panel at Liberal Arts Building, Room 101

Hear an interdisciplinary panel of five faculty members discuss ways that women's lives are studied in and through humanities disciplines. Facilitated by USM faculty member Dr. Nicolle Jordan ...


Alone with Kristen Radtke Kristen Radtke is a writer and illustrator. Her 2021 nonfiction comic, Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, was...

University Forum: Kristen Radtke at Bennett Auditorium

6:30 pm


The Annual Student Show is an exhibition of works produced by Art & Design students in the School of Performing and Visual Ars. This greatly antic...

Art & Design Annual Student Show at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design

10:00 am

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