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Employment and Labor Relations


The Graduate Department of Employment and Labor Relations offers a graduate degree program within the College of Health and Human Services as well as several undergraduate service courses open to students of any major or college.

The Master of Arts in ELR is a multidisciplinary program designed to prepare professionals for a career in the field of Employment Relations in public and private management, unions, government agencies, and neutral and service organizations. Over eight hundred alumni have graduated from the program since its inception in 1977.

A tremendously insightful and rigorous program, with infinitely helpful professors. An experience I will always remember, complete with friends made for life.

—Alex Hajduk,
National Labor Relations Board, Los Angeles

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  • Employment and Labor Relations Department
  • Keith Hall, Room 3-E
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-4470
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.