M.I.L.R. On Campus

Industrial and Labor Relations

24 months
40888 USD/year
40888 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Cornell University we offer a master degree program in Industrial and Labor Relations. Choose one of the following areas of concentration: human resources and organizations; collective representation; dispute resolution; labor-market policy; or international and comparative labor.


Students complete a minimum of 48 credits in courses and seminars, including required courses in collective bargaining, organizational behavior, labor economics, labor and employment law, human resource management, and statistics. The master degree program in Industrial and Labor Relations is offered at Cornell University. 


Candidates with a law or M.B.A. degree from a U.S. institution may be able to obtain M.I.L.R. degree in two semesters. Students interested in careers in business administration may apply for a five-semester, dual-degree program at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (M.I.L.R.) and the Johnson Graduate School of Management (M.B.A.).

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject

  • collective representation (M.I.L.R. only)
  • dispute resolution (M.I.L.R. only)
  • human resource studies (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • human resources and organizations (M.I.L.R. only)
  • international and comparative labor
  • labor economics (minor)
  • labor market policy (M.I.L.R. only)
  • labor relations, law, and history (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • organizational behavior (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • social statistics (minor)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • all Graduate School Requirements
  • two academic recommendations (Letters of Recommendation must be uploaded with the online application. Letters submitted to the field directly via mail or email will not be accepted).
  • GRE general test or GMAT
  • TOEFL (for international applicants)
  • Resume
  • Online Video Interview - After submitting your application you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to record your online video at your convenience.
  • The GRE or GMAT is optional 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40888 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 40888 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    40888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40888 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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