MPS in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights

LGWR members standing in a group

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 2021, 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 15, 2021. 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.  

To learn more about the application process and apply, click HERE

Important Dates

*We encourage interested applicants to send their application materials by the priority deadline to ensure the strongest consideration for acceptance into the program. 

For more information about the goals and curriculum of the program, write to  at

GLU Booklet

The Global Labor University booklet cover