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University of Southern Mississippi

Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA 
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Fall semester (late August – mid December), spring semester (January – May) and summer semester (late May – Early August)


  • The university is mid-sized with nearly 16,000 students
  • The University of Southern Mississippi is close to New Orleans, Louisiana, Jackson and the beaches of the Gulf Coast
  • The University has more than 200 clubs and organizations and the 1,090 acre wooded campus has been named ‘America's Most Livable Small City’ by the US Conference of Mayors

Area of study

  • Fine Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health and Human Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science and Technology

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • On-campus housing: Available. Most exchange students select the Elam Arms (male) or Hillcrest (female) residences. Each has its own cafeteria and swimming pool and both are located on-campus within 10 minutes walk of other campus facilities. See the Residence Life website for further details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available (tends to be more expensive and requires a car)

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory 
  • Immigration documents: Student Visa required (See U.S. Consulate General Vancouver)
  • Orientation program: Available for exchange students

How to apply

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