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Master of Human Relations

A Master of Arts in Human Relations from OU-Tulsa focuses on learning and applying culturally competent knowledge and skills to the complex array of contemporary challenges and opportunities facing people, organizations, and society today.

What is Human Relations?

“We prepare students for leadership and practice opportunities within a broad range of human and social services.”

Human Relations is a professional field that encompasses organizational leadership, social advocacy, and community mental health. The trans-disciplinary and practical nature of a Human Relations degree enables students to study a flexible program leading to multiple applications in today's competitive work market. 

Based on core principles that support the resolution of conflict and development of personal growth, Human Relations professionals have the skills to promote collaboration and cooperation within organizations and interpersonal dynamics by supporting effective and inclusive relationships in a rapidly changing social landscape.

Student Experience

"My MHR degree is the foundation in which I can lean on when navigating the corporate world. I searched for a flexible program that could be useful in a variety of career pathways."

Rocky Bright, MHR, CCP

Manager, Corporate and Community Partnerships

Tulsa Tech 

"OU-Tulsa provided a flexible schedule for a working adult and this program perfectly aligned with my personal values and my career. I am forever thankful for the faculty and staff in the MHR program."

Moises Echeverria, MHR

President and CEO, Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

"Classes are offered in the evenings, so it does not conflict with my work schedule! OU-Tulsa is an equitable space for people from all backgrounds to continue their learning!"

Vivian Tyson, Student

Tulsa Admissions Counselor, OU Prospective Student Services-Norman

In what types of careers is a Master’s in Human Relations useful?

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPC)
  • Human resources 
  • Academic advisement in higher education
  • Mental health counseling
  • DNI coordinators and directors
  • Vice-president of Human Resources
  • Government administration
  • Education--teachers, administrators, counselors
  • Law field--attorneys, paralegals
  • Ministry--pastoral care/counseling
  • Armed Services--leadership, service personnel
  • Human and social services
  • Marketing/Advertising industries
  • Consulting
  • Job coaching/Executive coaching
  • Program directors/coordinators
  • Nonprofit leadership, directors
  • Behavioral management specialists
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation work
  • Crisis Intervention specialists
  • Advancement from current career track
  • Higher Education/Academic administration and advisement

Contact Us

Department of Human Relations

Phone: (918) 660 -3318