Graduate

Updated: Summer 2019

The School of Labor and Employment Relations offers three master’s degrees, two residentially at the University Park campus and another through Penn State’s World Campus.

Residential – University Park

Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER)

Penn State’s residential Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER) is a two–year, 39-credit program. The mission of the School of Labor and Employment Relations’ MS in Human Resources and Employment Relations program is to prepare students to excel in a variety of human resource management and employment relations roles by developing students’ functional knowledge, business acumen, global and ethical awareness, and analytical and strategic thinking skills required to facilitate employee and organizational success.

Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Labor and Global Workers' Rights (LGWR)

The Center for Global Workers’ Rights and the School of Labor and Employment Relations, in coordination with the Global Labour University, offers a twelve-month MPS program in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights. The program, designed for mid-career U.S. and international labor practitioners, focuses on strategic corporate research and campaigns, international and comparative employment relations systems, and workers’ rights in the global economy.

World Campus - Online

Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER)

Penn State’s online Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER) degree program balances advanced theory with practical knowledge, making it an important credential for you, the experienced human resources professional. It is also an excellent choice for those students desiring to prepare for an entry-level position in human resources and employment relations.

Integrated Programs (Residential / Online)

The School of Labor and Employment Relations also offers several integrated programs both online and at our University Park campus. Our most popular integrated program is the residential five-year Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations / Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations.

Additionally, we offer a fully-online integrated program: Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Human Resources and Employment Relations and Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations.

Beyond that, opportunities for residential students interested in integrated programs include:

Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Human Resources and Employment Relations

And for residential students interested in pursuing both a master’s degree and a law degree, Penn State offers an integrated J.D./M.S. in HRER program

Doctoral Minor (Residential)

For students registered for a doctoral degree at Penn State, there is the possibility to add a Doctoral Minor in Human Resources and Employment Relations.