We are a multi-disciplinary field of study and professional practice combining theoretical perspectives from the social sciences and humanities, organizational studies, the world of work and service, and from multicultural studies. The BA and the MHR degrees prepare students to meet the challenge of working in an increasingly diverse and global workplace.
Human Relations alumnus named Oklahoma City's first diversity officer. Congratulations Shalynne Jackson!
Please see our Spring 2021 office coverage and student advising information directly below.
We hope you have a good and safe semester.
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RELATIONS
SPRING 2021 / OFFICE COVERAGE AND STUDENT ADVISING
STAFF OFFICE COVERAGE While department staff members will continue to work from home the majority of the time over the Spring 2021 semester, we do plan to be open on the floor for several hours a week to assist students, faculty, and visitors as necessary. Please note the following days and times below we plan to have a staff member available to assist you, if necessary. We suggest you contact the appropriate staff member below before coming to the floor. This schedule may be subject to change without notice. Please refer to OU.EDU for the latest updates on the University’s response to COVID-19.
01/25/21 through 05/15/21 (excluding University holidays)
Mondays 1:00 – 5:00 Kate Clark Room 716 405-325-3115 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays 8:00 – 12:00 Cathy Yeaman Room 725 405-325-4715 email@example.com
Thursdays 8:00 – 12:00 Meg Schmidt Room 727 405-325-2770 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t hesitate to contact any of our staff members with any questions or if we can assist you in any way. Complete faculty and staff contact information can be found at humanrelations.ou.edu under “Our People”.
Graduate Student advising will be done at the discretion of the faculty member (either in person and/or by virtual appointment). Please contact the appropriate advisor based on program or the first letter of your last name per the list below.
MASTER OF HUMAN RELATIONS (MHR)
Master of Human Relations (MHR)
What is Human Relations?
The Human Relations program will be recognized for excellence in education and research, promoting social justice, service, and scholarship for the betterment of society.
The Department of Human Relations was founded in 1970 with a mission to train graduate students to be agents of social change. The department has grown to include a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Relations in Norman and a Master’s degree in Human Relations (MHR) on the University of Oklahoma campuses in Norman and Tulsa, as well as through OU’s College of Continuing Education’s Extended Campus programs.
"When making the decision to pursue Human Relations as an undergraduate I had to question, what does Human Relations mean? I quickly realized that it would challenge me to understand myself. The phrase I have heard most is “Human Relations helps one to better understand themselves so they are better equipped to help others.” I believe that my philosophy as well falls in line with this same philosophy. Human relations has focused on making me a better version of myself, because in doing so I have been able help everyone around me. Human relations builds active participants of the community that will serve everyone around them and overall grow the communities of the world."
-Jeremiah F. Stinnett, Human Relations Senior