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University of Southern Mississippi

Bachelor's programmes

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About

History

Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s.

Education

The University of Southern Mississippi is a community of engaged citizens, operating as a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting research university serving Mississippi, the nation, and the world. The University is dedicated to scholarship and learning, integrating students at all levels in the creation and application of knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, creative activities, outreach, and service. 

The University nurtures student success by providing distinctive and competitive educational programs embedded in a welcoming environment, preparing a diverse student population to embark on meaningful life endeavors.

Research

The USM Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research was established in October 2011. The overall mission of the center is to enhance the undergraduate experience by promoting and supporting student-faculty collaborations in research, creative projects and scholarship. 

The benefits of active participation in faculty-mentored research are myriad both to the student experience and the university community at large.

Career

  • Whether you are a teacher, researcher, artist or coach – whatever it is that you may be – Southern Miss is an exciting and dynamic place to work and be.
  • As a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and through Online at Southern Miss. 
  • Both Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast are vibrant communities that provide countless cultural and recreational opportunities for their citizens. And, if you work for Southern Miss, you will be more than just another employee, you will be an integral member of the Southern Miss community.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
1001 -200
2018
801
2017
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
1155
2017
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

International Student and Scholar Services strives to be a leader in providing for the needs of non-immigrant students and scholars while promoting a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and mutual support at The University of Southern Mississippi, the state of Mississippi, the nation, and the world.

Housing services

The Department of Housing and Residence Life at Southern Miss offers a convenient and safe place for students to live while making the most of their social and academic lives. The department is made up of 14 residence halls, 10 sorority houses and 9 fraternity houses, for an overall on-campus population of more than 3,000 students

  • All residence halls offer controlled card access entry, front desk assistants, and hall staff that live on each floor. In addition, University police officers assist with desk operations on a nightly basis and patrol the exterior and interior of the halls
  • The Residence Hall Association (RHA) organizes many fun activities to help build relationships and memories that will last a lifetime

Library services

The Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach and Gunter Library in Ocean Springs serve The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast campus.Cook Library, located on the Hattiesburg campus, contains the principal collections of books, periodicals, microforms, government documents, and other materials which directly support the research and instructional programs at all levels.

ICT services

Cook Library provides access to 148 internet-connected computers. Those computers are accessible to faculty, staff and students. They will remain available as long as the library is open. You will have to use your USM ID card to access the building and your CampusID credentials to log in to the computers.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Experience a vibrant arts community, culture, entertainment, recreation and more in Mississippi’s college city. The Hattiesburg campus features world-class academic programs, on-campus housing, and plenty of game day spirit.
  • From the first time you arrive, you will feel at home on our beachfront Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, which offers unique academic programs such as marine science, ocean engineering and film studies.

Sports facilities

Developing HEALTHY students and communities involves an unwavering focus on physical and mental health as well as risk and crisis management. Our goal is to energize all members of the campus community to learn about and adopt healthy lifestyles.

We provide on- and off-campus adventures, intramural competitions, physical fitness resources, and even dietary advice to facilitate student wellbeing. We provide clinical and counseling services as well as numerous individual and group exercise options.

Student clubs

Get involved through more than 220 student organizations.

Accreditation

The University of Southern Mississippi is proud of our academic tradition of excellence. Accreditations by national and regional authorities validate our quality and dedication to teaching excellence. Accreditation signifies that an institution has a purpose appropriate to higher education and has resources, programs and services to accomplish and sustain that purpose.

The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, specialists and doctoral levels.

Student Reviews

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