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Master of Science in Counseling

Master of Science in Counseling, option in Student Affairs and College Counseling

The Master of Science in Counseling with an option in Student Affairs and College Counseling (SACC) is a 48-unit counseling-based program that prepares individuals for positions in student affairs and other key positions to facilitate student success in a higher education setting. The SACC program provides individuals with the academic preparation and training to effectively address the academic, career, and personal counseling needs of college students. SACC students receive extensive training and supervision in the core conditions of Person-Centered Counseling through coursework, practicum, and field practice. The application of the core conditions in the work of student affairs professionals is essential in developing cohesive working relationships and understanding the needs of diverse students in higher education. The classroom and experiential opportunities allow SACC students to learn, practice, and apply their counseling knowledge in a variety of higher education settings.

Student Opportunities


SACC Graduate Student Association

The Student Affairs and College Counseling Graduate Student Association provides social, professional and educational opportunities to aspiring student affairs and counselor educators. Learn more.

Chi Sigma Phi

Chi Sigma Iota

Join Chi Sigma Iota, a student chapter focused on promoting excellence in the profession of counseling. Learn more.


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Program Coordinator

Dr. Soua Xiong

Dr. Soua Xiong