The UMass Labor Center offers Master's Degrees in Labor Studies with a focus at the intersection of Theory, Politics and Practice. Our program combines rigorous study of labor history and current issues.  Our students dig in to real data and learn research techniques to inform any campaign. Our professors seat current labor struggles in an intersectional historical context inseparable from race, gender, and class politics.

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 are in high demand to join our over 1,000 alumni in key position in the labor movement and social justice organizations.