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 for degree programs are currently being accepted for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022. For full consideration, students applying for Spring 2022 are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2021. Students applying for Fall 2022 are encouraged to apply before July 1, 2022 for degree programs and July 15, 2022 for certificate/advanced certificates.