Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s.
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.
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.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Get involved through more than 220 student organizations.
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.
There are adequate resources to help you through whatever course of study you'd like to pursue. Professors are more than willing to help and counsel when you need them to. And there is actual reward for being hardworking. Being USM, it doesn't have much funding and as such doesn't provide the best of funding opportunities for students in terms of assistantships.
I loved my time at Southern Miss! It is an inclusive and diverse community that provides a stimulating learning environment. Faculty and staff are supportive and encouraging, they focus on providing the needed information and resources to enable students to achieve their academic and career goals. I always felt like I had someone to talk to about my career aspirations, and...
I wish it was more difficult, but the career prospects are promising
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