Fall 2017 Admissions Re-opened

The UMass Amherst Labor Center has re-opened admissions and is accepting applications for our new, accelerated master's degree in Labor Studies. Beginning in Fall 2017, students can complete the program with only one year of residency. 

We are delighted to report that we recently received additional support from our allies to strengthen our program and admit more students. We are now able to offer up to 10 teaching assistantships and internships for the Fall. These positions cover tuition costs and provide a stipend.

For over fifty years, we have built one of the premiere graduate programs in Labor Studies in the United States. With a near 100% placement record, our graduates join over 1,000 alumni in key positions in the labor movement and other social justice organizations.

Earning your master's degree in Labor Studies at the UMass Labor Center puts you right at the center of the issues and debates around labor, work, and social justice. Labor is changing. As the attacks on labor have intensified, unions have been taking bold new directions. They have also combined efforts with a wide variety of alt-labor organizations, building strong connections with new social movements in broad-based coalitions for justice.

Become one of our graduates who is at the forefront of many of these exciting developments to build justice and dignity in the workplace and the community, here and abroad.

More information on the program is available on the residential program page, or you can contact Tom Juravich, Interim Director at juravich@lrrc.umass.edu or 413-545-5986.