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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.




(Revised 11/30/20)


Department staff members will continue to work from home over the Fall 2020 semester. NOTE: Please refer to OU.EDU for the latest updates on the university’s response to COVID-19.

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 under “Our People”.


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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.  


Norman Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)              
Katie Allen           
Monday 9:30am-1:30pm and Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm.

Thom Balmer     
Monday-Thursday 8am-10am.                                                                                                        

Extended Campus (AP) and Weekend Program        
Cathy Yeaman   
8am-5pm Monday-Friday; virtually.

Eric Sourie          
Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30pm (via Zoom); Wednesday: Face to Face by appt.


MASTER OF HUMAN RELATIONS (MHR)                                  

Shannon Bert (A-D)          
Mondays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 10am-1pm and 3-4pm.      

Janette Habashi (E-H)      
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30–2:30.

Tim Davidson (I-L)            
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-noon (by appt)

Marilyn Byrd (M-P)            
Tuesdays 1pm-5pm (virtual and email By appointment and Wednesdays 4:30pm–5:30pm Virtual and Email by Appointment.

Zermarie Deacon (Q-T)    
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm–5pm and Wednesdays 2pm-3pm.

Sterlin Mosley (U-Z)      
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:30 (virtually by appointment).

Janna Martin 
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:45pm-5:00pm.


Tulsa Campus

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)             
Linda Barnum    
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm-6:30pm and by virtual appt.   

Chad Johnson    
Tuesdays 12pm-3pm and Thursdays 10am-1pm.

Master of Human Relations (MHR)

Rodger Randle (A-F)        
Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-12pm.

Jody Worley (G-O)            
Mondays and Tuesdays 1pm-4pm.

Brenda Lloyd-Jones (P-Z)
Mondays 10am-1pm and Tuesdays 3pm-6pm and by appt.  

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
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion directors/coordinators
  • 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