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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

 Philosophy and Religion Forum: Dr. Jennifer Kling
Mar 06
6:30 pm

Philosophy and Religion Forum: Dr. Jennifer Kling

Dr. Jennifer Kling, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Legal Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, delves into the captivating fields of social and political philosophy. Dr. Kling’s research explo...


Dr. Ian Dunkle, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will present the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) Teacher of the Year lecture titled, "The Valu...

MHC Teacher of the Year Lecture: Dr. Ian Dunkle at Gonzalez Auditorium (Liberal Arts Building, Room 108)

5:30 pm


Concert pianist Mark Valenti will perform a guest artist piano recital. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Mr. Valenti...

Guest Artist Series presents Mark Valenti, piano at Marsh Auditorium

6:00 pm

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