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Application Procedures

Persons interested in applying for the M.S. in Labor Studies degree should apply directly through the Graduate School's website at The site also allows students to check the status of their application on-line once it has been submitted.

Students applying to our program must meet the normal requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see the Graduate School Bulletin, which can be found on-line at In addition to the completed application, the student must furnish an official transcript of all previous college work and two letters of recommendation. Foreign students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The GRE is not required but will be considered if submitted.


As a multi-disciplinary program, we do not require a specific undergraduate degree for admission. It is recommended, however, that incoming students have a background in the social sciences, including courses in economics, sociology, and psychology.

All application forms, transcripts, references, and required test results are due by February 1 for admission in the Fall and by October 1 for Spring admission, though applications are accepted on a continuing basis. An interview is encouraged but is not required.

We hope that you will consider applying to our program. For more information, contact Eve Weinbaum, Director, 413-577-0458. 

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