The University of Southern Mississippi

Category: Tier 2 research institution | State: MS

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and premier research university that is a haven for the arts with a tradition of success in academics and athletics. We have a diverse student body of almost 15,000 students from 56 countries, all 50 states and across Mississippi. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in six degree granting colleges with more than 180 degree programs. We are nationally recognized in the arts, polymer science, caring support to Military Veterans, teaching and business education programs. As a dual-campus university, we proudly serve our remarkable Students on campus sites located in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, Mississippi. Our Motto is "Southern Miss to the Top!" signifying our determination to achieve greatness in our Students, Faculty and Staff.

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Why you should attend?

We respectfully honor the Service of our Military and their Families where we place their needs at the forefront. The University of Southern Mississippi is a Military Order of the Purple Heart academic institution located near Air Force, Navy and Army National Guard installations. We are partner with the Marine Corps Leadership-Scholar Program and established a Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program on our Coast Campus to accommodate student interests in all our Military Services. We are surrounded by a caring military community focused on providing all measures of support to Military Students, in particular, Student-Veterans. We establish a full-service Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families where they can find support while pursuing their educational goals. We are truly a "Military Caring" university.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


Top Degrees


A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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