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MPS in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights (LGWR)

Masters in Professional Studies in Labor and Global Workers' Rights


The Penn State GLU Master’s program focuses on global workers’ rights, work and gender in the global economy, employment relations system around the world, and strategic corporate research and organizing campaigns.

During the summer months, May  – August, 2019, students participate in an internship with a US trade union or worker-oriented organization and write a capstone project.

The deadline for applications for the next academic year is March 1, 2018. Assistantships are available and awarded based on need and the quality of the application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to acquire some complementary support from their trade union, labor federation, or related organization.  

For more information about the goals and curriculum of the program, write to Erin Hetzel at eab27(at)

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