Advanced ProgramS


Applicants seeking admission through the OU College of Continuing Education's Advanced Programs should follow the instructions on the AP website.

If you are an expert in your field, but still need the management and communications skills to effectively lead and motivate your personnel, a degree from OU can help.
• Become a leader among your peers
• Learn how to effectively communicate with diverse populations;
• Identify and develop your management skills;
• Learn to mentor and develop your team to ensure success;
• Create the foundations for your future career….today!

Master of Human Relations:
Electives focused on organizational studies such as:

Leadership in Organizations
Supervision for the Workplace
Organizational Change and Development
Creative Problem Solving
Group Dynamics
Organizational Behavior
Career Counseling
Diversity and Justice in Organizations
Women and Leadership

Learn more about our Counseling program.


You may also be interested in earning a certificate in:

  • Human Resource Diversity and Development; or
  • Helping Skills in Human Relations

All course work taken for these certificates will apply to the MHR.  However, the certificate can be taken separately from the MHR.  The certificate introduces students to the Master’s degree in Human Relations (MHR) and serves as recognition of work accomplished in a concentration before the completion of the MHR.    It can also serve as continuing education. 

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.   

Requires 12 hours of course work 

  • Theoretical Foundations in Human Relations
  • Counseling Skills in Human Relations
  • Ethical Issues in Human Relations Counseling
  • and a 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, and Recovery from Addiction. Theoretical Foundations and Ethical Issues are available as online courses, and some of the elective options are available online or as directed readings.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Diversity and Development will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the contemporary workplace.  Students will learn how to develop human resources and address social justice and diversity issues in work settings. i

Requires 12 hours of graduate course work

  • Human Resources for Human Relations Professional
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Diversity and Justice in Organizations
  • and 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, Non-Profit Organizations, Women Work and the Family, Employment Mediation, and Supervision in the Workplace.

    All of the required courses for this certificate are available as online courses, and some of the elective options are available online or as directed readings.
  • For details on receiving your graduate certificate, contact your academic advisor or site director.
We invite you to explore our site to learn more about Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma, and to meet our faculty, staff, students and alumni!

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