In addition to the Master of Human Relations, the Department of Human Relations offers two graduate certificates: Helping Skills in Human Relations and Human Resource Diversity & Development. Each graduate certificate requires the completion of 12 credit hours. All coursework completed for the certificates will apply toward the Master of Human Relations; in addition, the graduate certificates can be achieved separate from the degree and are available to students in other graduate programs and certificate-only students.
Graduate Certificates can serve multiple purposes. They can function as an introduction to the MHR program, recognition of work accomplished in a concentration before completing the MHR degree and continuing education courses.
Graduate Certificate in Helping Skills in Human Relations
The Graduate Certificate in Helping Skills in Human Relations provides professionals in a wide variety of helping professions with the knowledge and skills to improve relationships, and to be effective and ethical helpers. Individuals who work or desire to work in helping agencies, non-profit and business organizations, government institutions, the military, schools and universities, religious organizations, athletics, advising, personnel services, hospitals, or any other setting in which helping skills are a necessity will benefit from this certificate.
This certificate requires 12 hours of course work:
- HR 5003 Theoretical Foundations in Human Relations
- HR 5463 Counseling Skills in Human Relations
- HR 5453 Ethical Issues in Human Relations Counseling
- One 3-credit-hour counseling elective
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Diversity and Development
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Diversity and Development will help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the contemporary workplace. Students will learn how to develop (in themselves and others) such skills as leadership and team building, and how to address social justice and diversity issues in such settings as private or public businesses and corporations, schools and universities, hospitals and health care agencies, and non-profit and government agencies.
This certificate requires 12 hours of graduate course work:
- HR 5143 Human Resources for Human Relations Professional
- HR 5323 Organizational Behavior
- HR 5053 Diversity and Justice in Organizations (previously Racial Diversity in Organizations)
- One 3-credit-hour organizational elective