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Labor and Employment Relations, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ, | Online
The Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) program from Rutgers University produces graduates who are thoughtful professionals, informed leaders, and/or researchers grounded in contemporary reality.


Graduates of the Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) program from Rutgers University have careers in many types of organizations, ranging from corporations to non-profits, from unions to other social justice organizations, and from state or federal government agencies to public policy institutes. 

With our degree, you might:

  • Manage employment relations for employers
  • Build a career as a union professional
  • Specialize in diversity, globalization, or other hot topics
  • Get a great job in a government agency like the NLRB
  • Lead a community or non-profit organization
  • Combine labor relations with human resources
  • Manage people well in many types of organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Seminar in Labor and Employment Relations
  • Research Methods in Labor and Employment Relations
  • Writing in Employment Relations
  • Problem Solving Tools at Work
  • Leadership in Work Organizations
  • Negotiation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • GRE General
    • The personal statement can be straightforward (about 1-2 double-spaced pages if you were doing it as a Word document)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17748 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10548 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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