top of page

The University of Southern Mississippi

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi opened its doors as a small teachers’ college. Today, the University has grown into a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven institution with a proud history and an eye on the future.


With a diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students representing 74 foreign countries, all regions of the United States and every corner of Mississippi, we celebrate diversity in every sense of the word.


Not only is Southern Miss a haven for the arts, but the University maintains a tradition of success in both academics and athletics, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 180 programs through six degree-granting colleges. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and Online at Southern Miss.


To learn more about The University of Southern Mississippi, click here.

School of Polymer Science and Engineering

13 Internationally-recognized faculty members with academic degrees in diverse areas:

  • Coatings and films

  • Surfaces and interfaces

  • Composites

  • Biomedical polymers

  • Energy-producing and energy-efficient materials

  • Bio-based polymers

  • Polymer engineering

  • Polymer synthesis

  • Computational chemistry

106,000 ft.² state-of-art research facility

B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in  Polymer Science & Engineering

  • ~ 70 graduate students

  • ~ 100 undergraduates

  • ~ 20 Post-doctoral researchers

Miss Polymer.jpg
bottom of page