Labor Studies & Employment Relations

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Master's Program

Study Work. Value People. Lead Change.

Our advisors are available to answer your questions and help with your application.


Choose From a Variety of Rewarding Professions

♦ Manage labor relations for employers

♦ Build a career as a union professional.

♦ Specialize in diversity, globalization and  other hot topics.

♦ Get a great job in government agencies like the NLRB.

♦ Lead community and nonprofit organizations.

♦ Combine labor relations with human resources.

Explore Exciting Ideas with Top Instructors

♦ Classes build skills and expand intellectual horizons.

♦ Engaging real-world courses are taught by nationally-known scholars.

♦ Our 13-course program includes five electives.

♦ Part-time or full-time study is available.

♦ Online courses increase your options.

♦ Classes start at 4:30 or 7:20 p.m.

Get Both the Employee and Employer Perspective

♦ Gain flexible skills for a work world of constant change.

♦ Focus on leading people, not managing money or things.

♦ Network with employment relations professionals in New Jersey.

What Sets the MLER Program Apart?

  • Breadth

    The MLER gives you a broad education with a mix of classes. Classes both build your skills for future employment and expand your intellectual horizons.

  • Profession

    The MLER offers you the opportunity to develop skills that will maximize your future professional employment opportunities. We also provide you with assistance in getting internships, part-time jobs, and placement upon graduation.

  • Balance

    The MLER gives you perspective. It allows you to look at employment relations from a range of different perspectives, such as: labor, management, employees, citizen activists, and that of society as a whole.

  • Diversity

    MLER students come from a variety of racial, ethnic, and national backgrounds. Both men and women are well represented, as are people of various age groups and social class backgrounds.

  • Choice

    The MLER gives you the opportunity to build the professional skills that are appropriate for multiple and varied career goals. This is not a “one size fits all” program. You will be able to work with your career advisers to create an individualized program appropriate to your existing skills/knowledge and your desired professional future.

  • Community

    The MLER offers a supportive learning environment that will connect you to a community of active scholars, teachers, learners, and involved citizens. This community values critical thinking and intellectual exchange.

  • Convenience

    Courses are scheduled at times convenient for working adults. You may complete the MLER program on either a full-time or part-time basis.