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Master of Arts in Employment and Labor Relations

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.

Program Features

  • Take courses evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and online during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
  • Complete your program in two years (six semesters total).
  • Learn in small classes from doctoral-level IUP faculty members who have extensive teaching and professional experience.

Review IUP’s Graduate Catalog for complete program and course descriptions.


Submit the following items to IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research:

  • Application form: Apply online.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.

More Information

Request information online, e-mail program coordinator Dr. David Piper (, or call IUP’s Department of Employment and Labor Relations at 724-357-4470.

  • Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center
  • 400 Penn Center Boulevard
    Building 4, Suite 900
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235
  • Phone: 412-824-1999
  • Fax: 412-824-3320