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IUP offers a Master of Arts in Employment and Labor Relations. We also offer a cohort-based Master of Arts degree at off-campus sites.

  1. Required Core (21 s.h.)
    1. Labor Relations — ELR 610, 613, 615, 619, 625, 631, 641
  2. ELR Subject Matter Electives (15 s.h.)

    1. ELR Professional Development Electives — ELR 618 Seminar in Current Issues; ELR 698 Internship; ELR 850 Thesis
    2. Related Disciplines (with advisor approval) — Courses elected from Business, Business Administration, Economics, Elementary Education, Foundations of Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Safety Sciences, Sociology
    3. Limit of two Special Topics courses or workshops or independent study/individualized instruction may be counted toward your degree.

*Required and elective course descriptions can be viewed in the Graduate Catalog.

Minimum Requirements

To be accepted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.6 if the bachelor’s degree was earned within the past five years. If an applicant's bachelor’s degree is older than five years, the minimum cumulative grade point average required is 2.4. If an applicant’s cumulative undergraduate grade point average does not meet minimum standards, he/she must submit Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores.

Applying to the Employment and Labor Relations Department

To receive admission to the ELR graduate department, all applicants must first be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The graduate school has an on-line form for applicants to apply.

Due Dates and Average Timeline for Decisions

Admission to the ELR department and the graduate school is on a rolling schedule. The department has a two-week period to make a decision once the completed file is received from the graduate school. You cannot be considered for placement in the ELR department or register for classes until the graduate school has received all of the required materials.

Costs and Financial Aid

Information on the cost and the availability of financial aid to graduate students is available from the Office of Financial Aid.

  • 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.