This certificate program is one that is designed uniquely for you – for your individual interests, current situation, and future goals, from the broad subject matter of Labor and Employment Relations. You will select four courses in consultation with the Credit Director of the MLER program. These will typically be four courses from the regular MLER graduate program. However, it may also include approved, select undergraduate courses taken for graduate credit after being admitted to the program. Students must earn a B or better for a course to count toward the certificate.

This certificate is available to those who wish to study completely online, completely in person, or through a combination of both online and in-person classes.

How to Apply

For current Rutgers graduate students:

For application related questions and registration guidance, please contact Ann Marie Fiorella-Mullen, MLER Graduate Student Advisor.

For students not currently enrolled at Rutgers:

For more information on the certificate program and options for your academic future, contact Professor Francis Ryan, MLER Program Director.  

If you wish to complete a Certificate on a fully online basis, please contact Professor Ryan before applying because special application instructions are required.

To apply to complete a certificate, on a mixed in-person and online basis, as a non-degree student, apply to Rutgers Graduate Admissions. Click here to begin an application for admission.

All students:

Once you begin your application and have questions, please contact Ann Marie Fiorella-Mullen, MLER Graduate Student Advisor.