Master of Human Relations (MHR)
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. The Human Relations program focuses on three important areas:
- Counseling - Emphasizes skill and knowledge to help guide individuals in such settings as family service centers, hospitals, and private and public mental health practices. It is appropriate for those interested in counseling and for helping professionals. The MHR Clinical Mental Health Counseling major is an accepted 60-hour program by the state of Oklahoma for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
- Organizational Studies - Focuses on organizational behavior, diversity in the workforce, human resource development, and leadership. In addition to concentrating on the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender and class, it also addresses work-life integration, organizational ethics, and social responsibility.
- Social Justice and Change - Concentrates on learning to analyze societal problems, apply change theory, design and evaluate solutions and outcome-based assessments, write grants, and develop and lead non-profit organizations.
The Master of Human Relations is the standard 36 hour degree. The non-thesis option, available in Norman, Tulsa, and Advanced Programs, requires 4 HR core courses (12 credit hours), 6 credit hours of internship, 18 hours of electives, and a comprehensive exam. The thesis option, available in Norman and Tulsa, requires the same 4 core courses, electives, and a thesis instead of an internship and comprehensive exam. Please refer to the CMHC page for the requirements in that concentration.
The Human Relations Graduate Program Planner and the Program of Study will help you understand the requirements and procedures for the Master of Human Relations degree (MHR) as well as our concentrations and graduate certificate programs. Refer to it often for information and guidance as you progress through our program.