Human Relations: Human Resources, Master of Human Relations

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 36

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M515 Q326

Requirements

All MHR students (M515) must take the same 6 hours of core coursework and choose from one of two concentrations, Standard (Q325) or Human Resources (Q326).

Thesis Option

Core Courses
H R 5023Research in Human Relations3
H R 5093Introduction to Graduate Studies in Human Relations3
Human Resources Concentration
H R 5143Human Resources for the Human Relations Professional3
H R 5803Total Rewards: Compensations and Benefits for HR Management Professionals for the HR Prof3
H R 5813Business Management and Strategic Planning3
H R 5823Workforce Planning & Employment, A Component of Human Resource Management for the HR Prof3
H R 5833Human Resource Development3
H R 5853Employee and Labor Relations for HR Management Professions in Human Relations3
H R 5863Human Resources for the HR Prof Fundamentals of Human Resource Information Systems3
Diversity & Inclusion
Choose one course on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion with approval of the graduate liaison and advisor3
Research & Application
H R 5980Research for Master's Thesis (3 hours)3
Choose one of the following:3
Internship In Human Relations (3 hours)
3 hours of elective as approved by liaison and advisor
Total Credit Hours36

Non-Thesis Option

Core Courses
H R 5023Research in Human Relations3
H R 5093Introduction to Graduate Studies in Human Relations3
Human Resources Concentration
H R 5143Human Resources for the Human Relations Professional3
H R 5803Total Rewards: Compensations and Benefits for HR Management Professionals for the HR Prof3
H R 5813Business Management and Strategic Planning3
H R 5823Workforce Planning & Employment, A Component of Human Resource Management for the HR Prof3
H R 5833Human Resource Development3
H R 5853Employee and Labor Relations for HR Management Professions in Human Relations3
H R 5863Human Resources for the HR Prof Fundamentals of Human Resource Information Systems3
Diversity & Inclusion
Choose one course on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion with approval of the graduate liaison and advisor3
Research & Application - Choose one of the following non-thesis completion tracks:6
Comprehensive Examination Track: Choose one of the following:
Internship In Human Relations (6 hours)
6 hours of elective as approved by liaison and advisor
Capstone Project Track:
Human Relations Capstone (3 hours)
Chose one of the following:
Internship In Human Relations (3 hours)
3 hours of elective as approved by liaison and advisor
Total Credit Hours36

Notes

  • At least 15 hours of a student's coursework must be classroom-based HR courses. Internship, Independent Study, Directed Reading, and Practicum are not classroom-based and therefore cannot be counted as part of these 15 hours of classroom-based work. Also, other University of Oklahoma courses and transfer hours do not count as part of these 15 hours.
  • No more than ½ of course work can be S/U graded.
  • MHR students may transfer no more than 9 hours of graduate credit from other universities. These credits must be evaluated by the university. They may not be applied toward individual course requirements without prior graduate liaison approval.
  • MHR students may not apply more than 9 combined hours of transfer credit and OU credit outside the HR program.
  • Other OU Graduate Classes: No more than 9 hours of graduate credit taken in other OU programs may be used toward the MHR degree. These hours must be approved by the graduate liaison.
  • For Non-Thesis students, at least 75% of your course work (27 hours), including the two core courses, must be completed before you take your comprehensive exam.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.