The School of Management and Labor Relations offers individuals with bachelor’s degrees the chance to obtain graduate certificates. 

These involve a series of regular graduate courses. Credits can later be transferred to one of the master’s programs offered by the School of Management and Labor Relations.

Alumni of SMLR master’s programs can return to complete a certificate in a particular area as well. If they have already taken some of the coursework needed, they can earn a certificate by taking at least two additional courses in the appropriate area.

How to Apply

To enroll in a graduate certificate program, you will need to complete a non-degree application for study through the Rutgers Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions. To start the application process, click here or visit the Rutgers Graduate Admissions website and select “Apply Now” in the upper right corner of the page. The first step is to create an account by choosing a login ID and PIN. Once you have done so, you can work on your application, save it, and come back to finish it later.

Application Requirements

  • Statement of purpose (personal statement)
  • Official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Resume
  • $70 nonrefundable application fee

When completing the application for admission, you will need to select the program to which you are applying. Select either Labor and Employment Relations - Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate (NOD)Labor and Employment Relations – Public Sector Labor-Management Relations Certificate (NOD), or select Labor and Employment Relations - Certificate (NOD) for all other certificate programs.