To apply to the 4+1 Master's program in Labor Studies, complete the UMass Graduate School online application before April 1 during your third year of undergraduate studies. 

As part of the application, you will need to include a personal statement that should include a discussion of your interest in our program, your background and experience, and your career goals. Tell us: Why is Labor Studies at UMass Amherst the right program for you? 

Students will receive credentials to check the status of their application online after submission.

In addition to the online application you will need to send:

  • Official transcripts from all previous universities where you completed at least nine credits
  • Two letters of recommendation

Special notes: 

  • International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required but will be considered if submitted.

All application forms, transcripts, references, and TOEFL results (if necessary) are due by June 15 for admission for the following Fall semester. Applications may be accepted on a continuing basis depending on space in the incoming class.

Students applying to our program must meet the requirements for admission to the Graduate School. As a multi-disciplinary program, we welcome students in majors across the social sciences and humanities.