Quick Facts

Delivery: Blend of onsite and online courses

Credit Hours: 36

Admissions: Rolling, Year-Round

Main Campus Department


Human Relations is a multidisciplinary field of study and professional practice that combines theoretical perspectives from the social sciences and humanities, organizational studies, the world of work and service, and from multicultural studies. Our graduate programs offer emphases in organizational studies, counseling, the helping professions, and social change. Human Relations graduates have used their studies to continue or embark on successful careers in the military, counseling and human services, nonprofit organizations, education, government, corrections, athletic coaching and training, and a multitude of other business and work settings.


This degree is offered in an intensive format, involving pre-class preparation, pre- and post-class assignments, and one week or two weekends onsite. The Master of Human Relations degree is a 36-hour non-thesis program.

We also offer course options for the Master of Human Relations - Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, a 60-credit hour concentration for students seeking the Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) certification for the State of Oklahoma. Course options offered at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Program Type

The Master of Human Relations requires 36 hours that can be completed with a blend of onsite and online courses. 

The Master of Human Relations - Clinical Mental Health Counseling requires 60 hours that can be completed with a blend of onsite and online courses.

What to Expect

The Master of Human Relations is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 

Degree Topics:

  • Employment Law
  • Workforce Staffing
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • HR Trends and Emerging Issues

Although the following are not HR program sites, with limited travel, you may be able to complete the HR degree from these sites. Contact the Site Director for more information about pursuing this degree.


The Department of Human Relations offers an undergraduate degree, but admission to the master's program is not limited to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate human relations degree program. Undergraduate degrees from a variety of social, behavioral, natural, or physical sciences academic disciplines are acceptable because the study of human relations is interdisciplinary. Therefore, most undergraduate degrees are acceptable and there are no coursework prerequisite requirements for admission to the program.

Manageable Accelerated Courses

Courses are taught in an accelerated format and class days and times vary. Please see course syllabus for accurate information regarding your course. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your advisor and reflective of your personal and work schedules.