Frequently asked questions

Human Relations Programs

  • I have heard that there are several opportunities in Human Relations. Where do I learn more about my options?

The OU Human Relations department definately has opportunities to meet your needs!!! Whether you are a student abroad, or full-time employed, or a new student tryiing to figure out what to do with your life....we can help. Read more about each program (through Norman, Tulsa, and OU Outreach, also called the AP Program) to see how we can meet your needs.

Tulsa offers evening, online, and weekend graduate courses.

Tulsa Program

Norman offers a BA and an MHR with online courses to assist busy working undergraduates and adults beginning or continuing their educations.

Norman

The Advanced Programs graduate program in Human Relations offers online and military-based educations throughout the world. Your great opportunity starts with a great university.

AP

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Enrollment

 
  • Am I required to be enrolled to take the exam? 

Yes.  You have to be enrolled in at least 2 hours of graduate course work at the University of Oklahoma to qualify to take your exam.  You will not be allowed to start your exam until you are enrolled and your exam will be invalidated if you drop the hours.  Students often enroll in a directed reading, internship hours, or a weekend class that does not meet during the month that they are taking their exam so that they have time to focus on their exam.

  • Does the enrollment have to be in a Human Relations course?

No.  It does have to be in a graduate course.  If you have completed all of your degree requirements, or if you are taking an elective for your degree from another department, that is sufficient.

  • What happens if I have to take an incomplete for the required enrollment?

It will not impact your exam.  However, if those hours are required for your degree, it will delay your graduation. 

 

The Candidacy Form

  • What is Admission to Candidacy and what are the deadlines for turning in the forms?
    Admission to Candidacy is your plan of study which you submit to the Department of Human Relations. The department will work with you to correct any errors, approve it, and submit it to the Graduate College for final approval. 
  • The deadlines on the forms are different than those in the departmental guidelines. Which deadlines are correct?

You must meet the departmental deadlines to ensure that you graduate in the desired semester. The Graduate College deadlines are for the departments. We must finish working with you to correct errors, approve, and transmit the form to the Graduate College by their deadlines. If you do not meet our departmental deadlines, we cannot guarantee that we can submit your form in time to meet the Graduate College deadlines.

  • To complete the form, I have to know which courses will be offered in the future. What do I do if the schedule is not available? 
    AP students can go to: to see future AP schedules for their sites. Norman and Tulsa students can go here to see schedules: All students can also contact their advisor to project which courses will be available during the semester in question.
  • Will Internship enrollment count as the required enrollment for the comps?
    Yes
  • Do I need to complete my core classes before I take my comps
    Yes
  • What if the candidacy form is due and the class schedule for my last semester is not out yet?
    Project what the schedule will be. The form can be amended after you have your schedule set.
  • Can transfer credit over 5 years of age be used?
    No. This is against university policy.
  • Can I use transfer credit taken before I was admitted?
    Yes, if you were a full admit and the transfer credits are not over 5 years of age at the time you were admitted, the credits can be used.
  • My last class ends in the middle of the semester and my comps are at the end of the semester. Does this class still count as my required enrollment during my comps?      
    Yes, As long as it is in the same semester, it counts.      
  • If I am a dual degree student with HR/IR, do I have to complete both degree classes at the same time?
    Yes, classes for the HR/IR dual degree should be taken concurrently.
  • Do I have to do both HR and IR comps in the same semester?
    No, you can do them in separate semesters
  • What if I can’t meet the 5 face to face class requirement?
    You should try to take as many Human Relations classes in the classroom as possible. If you see that you will not be able to meet the requirement, students with last names beginning with A-K contact Dana in the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-5598 or by email: dbshultz@ou.edu Students with last names beginning with L-Z contact Christy in the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-2716  or by email: cburt@ou.edu
  • What if I can’t remember if the classes were in the classroom or not and I don’t know who the professor was?
    Keep track of this before you need it. It is the responsibility of the student to keep this information. This information will be needed when students fill out their candidacy form for comps. The candidacy form must be filled out in full when received by the Human Relations Department.
  • Does the Department need the signed original candidacy form?
    No, a faxed or emailed copy will work. If you fax or email it, you DO NOT need to mail our office the original copy. Send in one copy.
  • What does PETITIONS TO REINSTATE mean?
    Overage credit hours (credit hours that were taken more than five years before the completion date of your degree)
  • If none of the previous questions answer my concerns about the Admission to Candidacy Form/Requirements, who should I contact?
    If your last name begins with A-K contact the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-5598 to talk with Dana or email dbshultz@ou.edu. If your last name begins with L-Z contact HR and at (405) 325-2716 and talk with Christy or email cburt@ou.edu.

Comprehensive Examinations and I-Make Up Forms

  • Am I required to be enrolled to take the COMPREHENSIVE exam? 
    Yes. You have to be enrolled in at least 2 hours of graduate course work at the University of Oklahoma to qualify to take your exam. You will not be allowed to start your exam until you are enrolled and your exam will be invalidated if you drop the hours. Students often enroll in a directed reading, internship hours, or a weekend class that does not meet during the month that they are taking their exam so that they have time to focus on their exam.
  • Does the enrollment have to be in a Human Relations course?

No. However, it does have to be in an OU graduate course. 

  • What happens if I have to take an incomplete for the required enrollment?
    It will not impact your exam. However, if those hours are required for your degree, it will delay your graduation.

Taking the exam:

  • Can I use the same reference in both essays if I am taking comprehensive exam option 1? Yes. The number of references is per question, and you can use the same one for both questions if it is relevant. 
  • Do I have to quote every reference that I select?
    No. In fact, you do not have to use quotes at all. You do have to have at least one citation to each reference in the body of your paper to count if as one of your references. You should not have a reference on your list that you have not used in the paper.
  • Why do I have to limit quotations?
    The comprehensive exam is a test of your knowledge of the field, your ability to engage in critical thinking, and of your ability to write at a graduate level. If your paper is full of other people’s words, we cannot accurately gauge your knowledge or writing ability. Therefore, you will fail the exam. Brief quotations should only be used to support your arguments, and should be used sparingly.
  • Can I write in first person perspective?
    Yes. In fact, on option 2, you must do so. You cannot talk about your experiences without using the word “I” so please do not try to do so by using “one” or other words instead. In option 1, you can also use the word “I” when asked for your opinion in a question or to incorporate your experiences into an answer.
  • If none of the previous questions answer my concerns about the Comprehensive Exams or I-Make Up Forms, who should I contact?
    If your last name begins with A-K contact the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-5598 to talk with Dana Shultz: dbshultz@ou.edu.If your last name begins with L-Z contact the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-2716 to talk with Christy Burt: cburt@ou.edu.

Admissions

  • Do I have to activate my OU email?

Yes. Much of your correspondence from OU will only be in the form of emails and will only go to your OU email address.

  • How do I apply to the HR program?

    You will need to fill out an application with Admissions and Records. Click these links for additional instructions to apply to the Norman, Tulsa, and AP programs.

  • How do I know when I have been admitted?

You will receive a welcome letter from the Human Relations Department through your OU e-mail account listed on your application.

  • Do I have to activate my OU email?
    Yes. Much of your correspondence from OU will only be in the form of emails and will only go to your OU email address.
  • How do I activate my OU email?

Go to http://students.ou.edu

  • I have just been admitted and I have an advising stop on my record. How can I have that cleared?
    That is mostly likely an error. You do not need to be advised to enroll as a graduate student. Please contact to have that removed. 

For Tulsa and Norman students only:

  • Do my references have to be from professors?

No. If you graduated from college recently or are still in college, one or two should be from professors. The letters should attest to your ability to do graduate course work. Students have obtained letters from such people as an employer or former employer, someone who has supervised your volunteer work, and a coach who can attest to your work ethic and intelligence. 

  • Can my letters and other materials be emailed?
    Yes. Your resume, letters, and statement can be emailed to Lawana Miller at lmiller@ou.edu. They can also be faxed. Your letters should be addressed to Dr. Tim Davidson but can still be emailed to Lawana.

For Tulsa and Norman students only:

  • Do my references have to be from professors?

    No.  If you graduated from college recently or are still in college, one or two should be from professors.  The letters should attest to your ability to do graduate course work.  Students have obtained letters from such people as an employer or former employer, someone who has supervised your volunteer work, and a coach who can attest to your work ethic and intelligence

  • Can my letters and other materials be emailed?

Yes.  Your resume, letters, and statement can be emailed to Lawana Miller at lmiller@ou.edu.  They can also be faxed.  Your letters should be addressed to Dr. Tim Davidson but can still be emailed to Lawana.

Undergraduate Advising

General Education

  • Where do I go for the answer to my general education questions?

    Jennifer Rosch-Lazar (MHR)  in the college of Arts and Sciences is the person to contact since she is well versed in the general education requirements (and what  A&S will except for your general education classes.) 
    If you have over 90 hours you need to get an appt. for a graduation check-- go to  https://iadvise.ou.edu/  to schedule with a COLLEGE  advisor

  • What math is needed for the HR degree?

    A basic statistics class (i.e. a 2000 level stats class) Also – remember that upper division stats classes have not been approved for general education

  • Can my Advisor fix “stops” on my math and foreign language classes?

    No. Your advisor can only fix the stops for HR --you will need to go to the specific departments for the other stops you have or if you need a placement test.

  • Can the hours in the foreign language requirements be in different languages?

    The foreign language requirements must be fulfilled in the same language.

  • Can I test out of the language requirements?

    You may test out of the foreign language requirement. This must be done at the language lab. (Kaufman Hall) 

  • Do high school courses count?

    High school courses do not count unless you pass the equivalency test in the language lab.

Graduation

  • I am enrolled in my last semester and am planning on graduating in December; however I failed a class last semester and need to make it up by taking one more upper division class. I am planning on taking a December intersession class or one next semester. Can I still walk in the December graduation ceremonies?

    Yes you can walk at any time! 

Human Relations

  • Can I take HR electives for my free upper division electives?

    Yes! The more you take the more you learn about HR - especially if you have a career path you want to embellish.

  • Does HR have a minor? How can I get more involved in HR student affairs?

    Not at this time

  • How can I get more involved in HR student affairs?

Check out HR's student associations for Norman and Tulsa!

 

Interested in Graduate Certificates?

 

Helping Skills in Human Relations Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Helping Skills in Human Relations provides professionals in a wide variety of helping professions with the knowledge and skills to improve relationships and to be effective and ethical helpers. Individuals who work in or desire to work in helping agencies, nonprofit and business organizations, government institutions, the military, schools and universities, religious organizations, athletics, advising, personnel services, hospitals or any other setting in which helping skills are a necessity will benefit from this program.

This certificate can be taken by individuals with a bachelor’s degree or by those who have or are pursuing a graduate degree. All course work taken for the certificates will apply to the Master of Human Relations (MHR) if taken as part of the degree program. If taken separately, 9 credit hours may be applied to the degree. However, the certificate can be taken separately from the MHR. The certificate can serve as an introduction to the MHR and as recognition of work accomplished in a concentration before the completion of the MHR. It can also be used for continuing education.

The Graduate Certificate in Helping Skills in Human Relations requires 12 hours of course work:

 

  • HR 5003 Theoretical Foundations of Human Relations
  • HR 5463 Counseling Skills in Human Relations
  • HR 5453 Ethical Issues in Human Relations Counseling
  • One counseling elective

Elective options include but are not limited to:

  • Career Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Women and Mental Health
  • Social Justice Counseling
  • Violence Against Women
  • Counseling Approaches
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling with Diverse Populations
  • Psychosocial Development
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Diagnosis in HR Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Family Assessment and Intervention
  • Recovery from Addiction

Human Resource Diversity and Development Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Diversity and Development will help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the contemporary workplace. Students will learn how to develop such skills as leadership and team building and will learn how to address social justice and diversity issues in such settings as private or public businesses and corporations, schools and universities, hospitals and health care agencies, and nonprofit and government agencies.

All of the required courses for this certificate and some of the elective options are available as online classes and some of the elective options are offered as directed readings. Therefore, this certificate can be taken online.

This certificate can be taken by individuals with a bachelor’s degree or by those who have or are pursuing a graduate degree. All course work taken for the certificates will apply to the Master of Human Relations (MHR) if taken as part of the degree program. If taken separately, 9 credit hours may be applied to the degree. However, the certificate can be taken separately from the MHR. The certificate can serve as an introduction to the MHR and as recognition of work accomplished in a concentration before the completion of the MHR. It can also be used for continuing education.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Diversity and Development requires 12 hours of graduate course work:

 

  • HR 5143 Human Resources for the Human Relations Professional
  • HR 5323 Organizational Behavior in Human Relations
  • HR 5053 Diversity and Justice in Organizations (previously Racial Diversity in Organizations)
  • One organizational elective

Elective options include but are not limited to:

  • Seminar in Leadership in Organizations
  • Interpersonal Skills in the Workplace
  • Work and Life Integration
  • Special Topics in Management
  • Women and Leadership
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Women Work and the Family
  • Employment Mediation
  • Team Building
  • Supervision in the Workplace

What can you do with a degree or certificate in Human Relations?

 

You can use a Human Relations degree or certificate to advance in or prepare for a new profession in such areas as:

  • Counseling or other helping professions
  • Human resource development
  • Nonprofit, public and private organizations
  • Equal opportunity
  • Organizational leadership

 

The Human Relations degree and certificates can also help students develop the human relations skills needed to succeed and advance in many other such professions as:

  • Nursing and other health professions
  • Family or Social Services
  • Teaching and other positions in education
  • Corrections
  • Civil Service


The study of Human Relations prepares you for any profession in which knowledge of human behavior, organizational behavior, social issues and change strategies, and diversity and gender issues is paramount. This program can also give you the knowledge and skills to enrich your life outside of the workplace. Take a class and find out what HR can do for you!


Visit our Prospective Students page for helpful information.

Visit OU's Department of Human Relations Website to learn more.

 

Undergraduate Advising HELP!

  • Although D2L has an advising site for HR majors , can I still talk to someone about my classes?

    YES! Your advisors are here to help you all
    Advising learn site-HR check it out!

  • Where do I go to be advised?

    Your advisors are here to assist you.  If you want to schedule a time go to iadvise (listed under COLLEGE ADVISOR.)

  • How do I get a letter from the registrar’s office stating I am a full time student and my expected graduation date?

    You need to contact records at 325-4147 it is on the 3rd floor of Buchanan

Financial Aid Questions

  • Financial Aid needs a paper stating how many hours I need to complete the HR degree. Do you know which form that is? Who signs it?

    The form comes from Financial aid and the college of Arts & Sciences signs it- not the HR department.

  • Can the Human Relations Department help me with my financial aid?

    Unfortunately, no.  You need to contact the OU financial aid office. However, over 90 percent of OU financial aid applicants successfully applied for financial aid online using the FREE application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA on the Web). Be wary of sites that make themselves "look like" the official site.  

  • What is FAFSA and how do I apply for it?

    FAFSA is federal student aid.  You must complete and submit an application online
    If you have any questions about the application, contact the OU financial aid office at:   http://financialaid.ou.edu/

Graduate Advising

  • I need to find the online forms for graduate students. Where are they located?

You can find your forms on the Graduate Student page.

  • Where can I find out about possible internships in Tulsa?

    http://outulsahr.pbworks.com/w/page/22313839/HOME%20-%20Human%20Relations%20Internship%20Information

  • Are graduate assistantships available?

    A limited number of graduate assistantships is available within the Department of Human Relations.   Students who are interested in applying for a GA position should submit a cover letter and resume, however the Department cannot guarantee that that all applicants will receive assistantships.  Some GA positions are available through other departments, and it is up to the student to research the availability of such positions and make application to the departments involved.

  • What kind of jobs will I be prepared for with a Master of Human Relations degree?

    The Master of Human Relations degree program helps students prepare for or advance in professions such as: civil service, corrections, counseling and other helping professions, diversity and inclusion development, equal opportunity, justice, and human rights, family or social services, human resource development, non-profit, private, and public organizations, and organization development and leadership.

  • What are the requirements for admission?

    Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate credit. They should submit official copies of all college transcripts and an autobiographical statement that includes reasons for seeking admission. Additionally, three current letters of recommendation confirming the applicant’s potential to perform graduate-level work are required. Applicants should also submit a resume reflecting educational background, community involvement, and work experience, if applicable.

  • Is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) necessary?

    The GRE scores are not required for admission.

  • Do my letters of recommendation need to come from professors?

    It is not required that all of your letters be provided by professors; in some cases, letters from employers or supervisors of volunteer work, etc., may be appropriate to document your skills and preparation for graduate study. However, it is also important that your letters of recommendation confirm your academic potential to perform graduate-level work.

  1. What are the areas of specialization in the Human Relations program?

    The Human Relations program focuses on three important areas of specialization: (1) organizational studies; (2) counseling; and (3) social justice and change. Student may also design a program to meet their personal and professional goals.

    Organizational studies focuses on organizational behavior, human resource development, and diversity in organizations and leadership. It also addresses gender and minority issues, work/life balance, organizational ethics, and social responsibility.

    Counseling emphasizes skills and knowledge to help guide individuals in such setting as family service centers, hospitals, and private and public mental health practices. It is appropriate for those interested in counseling and for helping professionals such as nurses and teachers.
    The MHR is accepted by the State of Oklahoma for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) if students take the appropriate course work. HR coursework can be used to complete hours needed for the LPC, and LPC advising is available.

    Social Justice and Change centers on analyzing societal problems, apply change theory, design, and evaluate solutions, write grants, and develop and lead non-profit organizations.

  • May students transfer course work from a Master’s program at another school to the Human Relations program?

    Candidates may transfer up to nine hours of graduate course work to use in lieu of electives. Transfer courses can be no more than five years old at the time of admission and must be approved by the Department of Human Relations.

  • How long does it take to finish the master’s degree?

    The 36 credit-hour program can be completed in two years, even while working full time. Human Relations courses are offered in the evening, on weekends, online, and in independent formats to allow for flexibility.

  • Can students take courses in other departments?

    Our program allows students to take up to nine elective credits (3 courses) in other departments.

  • Is a master's thesis required?

    A master’s thesis is not required. Students selecting the non-thesis option must complete the four core-courses, a six-credit hour internship, and 18 hours of electives. Students who choose this option will also complete a take-home written comprehensive exam after completing at least 27 hours of course work, including the four core courses.

    A thesis option is also available. Students selecting the thesis option also complete the four core courses, but they do not complete an internship or a comprehensive exam. They work with a committee of faculty to complete a thesis on research in their area of interest. Students in this option will enroll in four to six thesis hours, at least one additional research courses, and electives.

  • What is the total cost of the Master of Human Relations?

    The total cost of the degree varies slightly depending on the cost of tuition and fees in a particular semester. The Master of Human Relations program is a total of 36 credits. You can learn detailed information about the per credit cost of tuition and fees by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 918-660-3387.

  • When do students receive a decision on their admission into the Human Relations program?

    Decisions are rendered in roughly four to six weeks after receiving applications

  • Are scholarships available for students in the Master of Human Relations (MHR) program?

    The Department of Human Relations awards three scholarships specifically for MHR students. They are the (1) George Henderson Jr. Graduate Scholarship, (2) Jack Stout Scholarship, and (3) Linda Isaacs Memorial Scholarship. Read more about these scholarships. Once all guidelines have been met, students should submit their completed application and attachments to Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones by e-mail.

  • Who are the LPC advisors?
    The faculty advisor for Norman LPC students is Dr. Glenda Hufnagel at ghufnagel@ou.edu or 405-325-1756. The advisor for Tulsa students is Alissa Dougless at adougless@ou.edu.
  • How can I get more involved in HR student affairs?
  • Check out HR's student associations for Norman and Tulsa!

 

Advanced Programs Advising

  • How many classes must I take in a traditional classroom setting?
    Students must take five HR courses in an in-class format.
  • How many directed readings and independent study credits can I take?
    Students are allowed a total of 6 hours of HR 5960/HR 5970 and a total of 6 hours of HR 5990.
    Remember that these are S/U graded courses.
  • Who is the site director for students who have moved to a location where there is no OU office?
    The site director for “off-site” students is Cathy Yeaman at apnorman@ou.edu or at 405-325-3333.
  • How many hours do I have to be enrolled in the semester I am writing my comps?
    Students must be enrolled in at least two credit hours of an OU course in the same semester taking the comps.
  • What is the difference between a directed reading (5960) and independent study (5990)?
    The difference is in the manner in which the student engages with a topic.
    More specifically, in a directed reading, students select books or peer reviewed articles on a specific topic which is selected by the student and approved by the instructor (Dr. Hufnagel). Then students read the books or articles and write a review of those books and articles. In an independent study, however, students create other methods of studying a topic. For example, if you are interested in studying the effects of frequent deployments on soldiers and their family members then you would read books or articles on this topic for a directed reading. To do an independent study on this topic you would create various means of gathering date on the effects of deployment. For example, you might interview commanders, members of the family advocacy office, etc. You would then write a summary of your findings. This is agreed upon by the student and the faculty member (Dr. Hufnagel).
  • Who is my LPC advisor?
    The faculty advisor for Norman LPC students is Dr. Glenda Hufnagel at ghufnagel@ou.edu or 405-325-1756.
  • Where can I locate the internship packet?
    Print packet here.
  • How many clock hours are required for my internship?
    Students are required to do 75 clock hours for 1 credit hour. Six credit hours are required (450 clock hours). Students may enroll in 1 to 6 credits per semester.
  • Can I use my regular job for my internship?
    You may use your job if it is a new position or if you have new or additional responsibilities or projects beyond your normal duties.
  • How do I enroll in directed reading, HR 5960, or independent study, HR 5990?
    Download the directed reading or independent study proposal (be sure that your form is designated for AP students). Complete the proposal and email as one pdf attachment to Dr. Hufnagel at gahufnagel@ou.edu
  • I enrolled for a course, purchased the books and began the work; however because of low enrollment, the class was cancelled. Is it possible to do the course as a directed reading?
    Yes, contact Dr. Hufnagel at gahufnagel@ou.edu   She will assist you in taking the course as a directed reading who will supervise your study. This option is only available for Human Relations; for instance if you were enrolled in an economics course and it was cancelled, you cannot take it as an HR directed reading.
  • What are the first classes I should enroll in?
    You should enroll in your core classes as soon as possible. They are:
    HR 5093 Introduction to Graduate Study
    HR 5003 Theoretical Foundations
    5013 Current Problems
    5023 Research
  • How many transfer hours may I count toward my HR degree?
    Nine. For questions: Students with last names beginning with A-K contact Dana in the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-5598 or by email: dbshultz@ou.edu Students with last names beginning with L-Z contact Christy in the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-2716 or by email: cburt@ou.edu.
  • How many Human Relations courses must I take?
    A minimum of 27 credit hours.
  • Is the thesis option available to AP students?
    No; AP students must take the comprehensive exam.
  • What classes are S/U graded?
    The internship (6 credit hours), directed readings (5960/5970), and independent study (5990) are all S/U graded. You may count up to 18 credit hours toward your HR degree.
  • Will the internship, directed readings, independent study and on-line courses count toward the 15 HR credit hours of classroom based coursework?
    No. You will be required to take 15 HR core classes and electives to meet this requirement, all of which must be classroom based.
  • How many credit hours do I have to take for the HR degree?
    36 credit hours
  • If I need to petition the graduate college for an exception to a policy who do I contact?
    Dr. Davidson is the HR graduate liaison; he is available at timdavidson@ou.edu or 405-325- 1756
  • How do I schedule to take my comps?
    You will need to complete the correct admission to candidacy form. The deadlines to submit the form are:
    Spring Comps      August 15
    Summer Comps   January 15
    Fall Comps           February 15
    You must have completed 75% of your coursework (Incomplete grades do not count). All core courses (except the internship) must be completed.
    You will have to be enrolled in at least 2 hours during the semester you write your comprehensive exam.
  • The admission to candidacy form should be sent to:Students with last names beginning with A-K contact Dana in the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-5598 or by email: dbshultz@ou.edu.  Students with last names beginning with L-Z contact Christy in the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-2716 or by email: cburt@ou.edu.
    After your admission to candidacy has been approved you can then schedule your comprehensive exam.
  • Who do I need to contact to re-schedule my comprehensive exam?
    Students with last names beginning with A-K contact Dana in the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-5598 or by email: dbshultz@ou.edu Students with last names beginning with L-Z contact Christy in the Human Relations Department at (405) 325-2716 or by email: cburt@ou.edu.
  • How long do I have to finish my HR degree?
    The graduate college allows five years to complete your degree.
  • How long do I have to complete the comprehensive exam?
    You have 30 days to complete the exam.
  • Do I have to contact the AP faculty advisor prior to enrolling?
    No. It is best to contact the site director at the location (see list of directors) where you will be taking your courses. The site director will let you know of scheduled courses at your particular location and the site director can assist you in getting enrolled.