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Human Relations

Human Relations

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.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations

Human Relations degrees prepares graduates for careers focusing on social change and resolution of human relations problems.  Students focus on areas of study such as counseling, non-profits, volunteerism, women's issues, race relations, and organizational studies.  Many HR undgraduates pursue a Master in Human Relations as a professional degree.  

Master of Arts in Human Resource Studies

Developed with practicality in mind, Human Resources Studies not only focuses on assisting students in acquiring a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HR- its breadth and depth, but also on fostering a learning experience that promotes critical application of the acquired knowledge to real world HR scenarios


Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This track prepares graduates for careers in counseling and emphasizes critical thinking, social justice, and multicultural competencies. This program is ideal for those pursuing a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and students completing this program will meet the academic requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor license administered by the State of Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health.

Master of Human Relations


Human Relations is a multi-disciplinary field that promotes democratic values, advocacy and social justice. The program provides the skills and knowledge to work with diverse populations and to confront systemic social and organizational inequities. 

Graduate Certificate n Helping Skills

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. 


Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development in Workforce Diversity

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Development and Workforce Diversity (HRDWD) is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide range of professions, local, state, and government agencies, healthcare, and numerous other workforce industries

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Online


This is an advanced program for learning to serve communities and change lives for the better. This program teaches through a social justice lens while also preparing students for the LPC exam.



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Master of Human Relations in Diversity, Equity, & Strategic Impact Online

In this concentration, students will gain skills that are essential to promote structural change. This emphasis is aimed at professionals in the field who seek to acquire the necessary skills, tools, and knowledge to advocate for diversity, equity, and justice in social policy and programming.




Master of Human Relations in Inclusive Leadership Online


In the Inclusive Leadership concentration, you will learn to apply principles of inclusion as a lens to view relationships, processes, and interacting systems.






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Upcoming Events

Congratulations Spring Graduates!

Come and celebrate your hard work with us!


Please bring your graduation regalia.  The department will be presenting pins to undergraduates and hooding graduate students promptly at 1:15 PM.


Jim Thorpe Multi-Cultural Center

Saturday, May 13, 2023
1620 Asp Avenue
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Light refreshments will be served.


For accommodations, please contact the HR Department at 405-325-1756.