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Southern Miss Tradition: Focused on You

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When you choose Southern Miss for your online education, you are choosing an institution that has made one thing their priority – YOU! With over 3,000 current online students, the Southern Miss Tradition is making every decision based on one thing, how we can help our students!

Want to know more? Here’s how we have made decisions with you in mind:

The Office of Online Learning has the Southern Miss Tradition of making students our top priority.

A History of Offering the Best

An online student needs many things to be successful. That is why the Office of Online Learning has gone to great lengths to choose the best for you. Canvas, the Learning Management System we use, has been recognized by publications like EdTech Digest and won numerous awards recognizing its student-centered design and numerous security features.

Continuing to Offer Classes Your Way, on Your Time

Our history includes making your online degree accessible to you, on your time. Through offering both asynchronous and synchronous classes, and exam proctoring options which allow you to schedule your tests at times that suit your schedule, we continue to go the extra mile for you.

Starting Small and Adding Degree Choices

At Southern Miss, our leaders in online learning understand online students. We want you to be able to choose the right major for you. So, we have increased your degree choices and are constantly adding new programs to our fully online degree choices.

A History of Offering You Global Experiences

At Southern Miss we have a rich history of offering online students something special. That is why many programs offer specialized study abroad options for online students through the Office of Study Abroad.

Helpful Staff Driven to Help You Succeed

Everyone needs a little help now and then, and as an online student we are here for you. At Southern Miss we have a support staff for you, the online student. From helping you wade through the admissions process and getting answers to questions about your classes, our Enrollment Coaches can help you find the right answer to your question.

different Names, but Always the Same Mission

The Office of Online Learning at Southern Miss has evolved with the times. Throughout the years our name has been the Learning Enhancement Center, the Teaching and Learning Resource Center, and even the Office of Continuing Education, but we have always done everything with one goal, making our students successful.

Now that you know about us and what we value, you can feel reassured that if you have something you need help with, we are here to get you the answers you need. Reach out to us at

Southern Miss online learning. This is your life, plus college.

Office of Online Learning

All blog posts are written and maintained by the Office of Online Learning at The University of Southern Mississippi. We provide support to online students, to faculty teaching online courses, and to units seeking to develop, grow, or improve online programs at the University.

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