Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

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We Study Work. We Value Justice.

Work is the central reality of most people’s lives. The Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER) Department creates and disseminates knowledge about issues related to work, workers, and the employment relationship. Click here to read about the history of labor education at Rutgers.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certilficates consist of four to six regular graduate courses and are open to nondegree students with a bachelor’s degree. Credits can later be transferred to SMLR master’s programs. Our current Graduate Certificates include: Labor and Employment Relations, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace,   Public Sector Labor-Management RelationsDisability Management (offered to Prudential Insurance employees).

How to Apply to the Master and Certificate Programs

Click here to read this easy guide

Labor Education and Research Now

The Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department offers a number of continuing studies programs through LEARN, Labor Education and Research Now, including partnerships with and customized programs for other organizations. Current programs include:

Continuing Studies for Joint Programs and Management

Joint Labor Management Program
Occupational Training and Education Consortium

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