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Human Relations


Human Relations







Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Department of Human Relations

College of Arts and Sciences


Put Theory to Practice

The online Master of Human Relations (MHR) combines theoretical perspectives from social sciences, humanities and the world of work and service. With two specializations available, this degree gives you the knowledge and practical skills to work in careers related to human resources, leadership and talent management, general management and other human skills roles.

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

Course sequence:

    Graduate Research and Writing

    Theoretical Foundations in Human Relations

    Research in Human Relations - Qualitative

    Leadership in Organizations

    Research in Human Relations - Quantitative

    Developing Inclusive Leaders in a Diverse World

    Organizational Behavior for Leaders

    Organizational Ethics

    Strategic Leadership for Intercultural Awareness

    Leadership in the Legal Environment

    Leadership for Systemic Change

    Program Capstone

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.

Course sequence:

    Graduate Research and Writing

    Current Problems in Human Relations

    Research in Human Relations - Quantitative

    Theoretical Foundations in Human Relations

    Research in Human Relations - Qualitative

    Social Change and the Law

    Diversity and Justice

    Policy, Program & Practice

    Program Training and Development

    Strategies of Social Change

    Program Assessment and Evaluation

    Program Capstone


    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall, Spring and Summer



Lead in Today's World

This program creates strong leaders that harness cultural differences, and gathers perspectives from across age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds while adapting to constant change.


Academic Excellence

OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.


Strong Career Growth

You will be prepared to apply for roles in Human Resources, Training and Development fields, as positions like Community Service Managers grow 13% over the next 10 years.

An Investment in Your Future

Tuition for the online Master of Human Relations (MHR) program is $26,994 for the entire program. Fees associated with the program are included in this cost. Books and materials are additional.

Once accepted into the online Master of Human Relations (MHR) program, you are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit. This deposit will be applied to your first semester’s tuition, providing you enroll in the program and start with your designated cohort class.


Program Details

Admission to the online Master of Human Relations (MHR) program is selective. Those interested in the program should have a competitive undergraduate GPA. Additional admissions factors may include work or service experience, demonstrated leadership potential, exceptional talents or skills, trends, or improvement in academic performance and undergraduate school performance.

To apply for the online MHR program, students are asked to submit:

  • Online application
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official undergraduate transcript from an accredited institution
  • Valid TOEFL exam score report (for international students)

The OU MHR admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-325-2929.

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Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

(405) 561-2674

Schedule a Time to Meet


Wesley Long
Department Chair and Associate Professor