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Program Schedule

The Master of Arts in Employment and Labor Relations is a multidisciplinary, graduate-degree program designed to prepare professional practitioners in the field of employment and labor relations in public and private management, unions, government agencies, and neutral and service organizations. The 36-semester-hour program consists of a required core of 21 semester hours and elective course offerings totaling 15 semester hours.

In consultation with the advisor, each student will individually build the elective sequence of the program of study by choosing 15 elective semester hours from among Employment and Labor Relations courses and courses approved by the advisor that are offered by other departments.

Students are strongly encouraged to elect an internship to integrate theory and practice in the field.

Course Schedule:

I. Required Core (21 cr.)

  • ELR/HSAD - 610 Employee Rights under Law - 3 cr.
  • ELR 613 - Fundamentals of the American Labor Movement: Theory and Practice - 3 cr.
  • ELR 615 - Dispute Settlement - 3 cr.
  • ELR 619 - Research in Employment and Labor Relations - 3 cr.
  • ELR 625 - Processes of Collective Bargaining - 3 cr.
  • ELR/HSAD 631 - Human Resources Management in the Public Sector - 3 cr.
  • ELR 641 - Contract Administration - 3 cr.

II. Elective Area (15 cr.)

Fifteen semester hours chosen from other elective courses in Employment and Labor Relations or from related departments with the approval of student’s advisor and the chair of the department.

  • Employment and Labor Relations Department
  • Davis Hall, 4th Floor
    570 South 11th Street
    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.