University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (commonly referred to as Southern Miss) is a regionally accredited public university in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Southern Miss offers almost 190 baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs.

Southern Miss offers an impressive study abroad program via its Center for International Education. The university is continually ranked among the top institutions in the United States in terms of the number of students studying abroad each year. The university's British Studies program is particularly noteworthy, and sends over 200 students to London each school year. Southern Miss boasts one of the best fine arts programs in the southeastern region of the nation, as well as a major polymer research center.

Southern Miss students come from throughout the United States and the world. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Southern Mississippi offers several Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees entirely online via its distance learning division. Degrees are offered in various fields of study including Applied Technology, Elementary Education, Construction Engineering Technology, Library and Information Science, Nursing, Tourism and Special Education.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (601) 266-1000
Address: 118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 13,000+ undergrad, 2,900+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 5,153
Out-of-State Tuition $ 12,818
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 17 to 1
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Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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Hospitality Administration Management
Hotel Motel Administration Management
Human Resources Development
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International Business Trade Commerce
Management Information Systems
Marketing Marketing Management
Transportation Mobility Management
Communication and Journalism
Public Relations
Radio and Television
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
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Data Processing and Data Processing Technology Technician
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
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Education Of Hearing Impaired
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