The Advanced (Graduate) Certificate in Labor Studies serves the educational needs of seasoned labor leaders, professional union staff, as well as union members and activists who want to advance their careers and enhance their contributions to the labor movement.

Career & Academic Advancement

The program is designed to develop skills and knowledge in the areas of history, organizing, leadership development, transnational labor issues, and public policy. It helps prepare students for careers in the areas of union organizing, public policy, social action research, and law.

Admissions Criteria

Candidates for admission to advanced certificate programs must possess a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher from an accredited undergraduate institution. A personal statement is also required.

Application Deadlines

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR FALL 2021. ADMISSIONS DECISIONS ARE SENT ON A ROLLING BASIS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY BEFORE JULY 1, 2021 FOR DEGREE PROGRAMS AND JULY 15, 2021 FOR CERTIFICATES/ADVANCED CERTIFICATES.