Master of Arts Program in Labor and Policy Studies
The Labor and Policy Studies program is designed for graduate students employed by unions, business, government and schools, and people active in labor and politics. While the program provides you with a background in American labor relations, labor history, labor law and collective bargaining, the focus is on current problems and policies generated by changes in the global economy, technology, the work force and the workplace. This program can increase your effectiveness in your present position or prepare you for new positions that deal in labor, government, industrial relations or human resources.
You are encouraged to use your elective courses, Modes of Inquiry, and a final project to develop an area of specialty. Faculty will help you design your own elective courses, as well as a final project focused on either a research project or a practicum (internship).
Admission to the M.A. in Labor and Policy Studies program is selective. The program accepts new students for the fall and spring terms only.