Industrial Relations Programs

Academic Programs in Industrial Relations, Labour Relations and Labour Studies
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CANADA

Alberta

Athabasca University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Specializations: Online degree

University of Lethbridge
Faculty of Management
Degrees Offered: BMgt with a major in Human Resources and Labour Relations

British Columbia

Capilano University
Labour Studies Program
Credit and non-credit continuing education in Labour Studies

Simon Fraser University
The Labour Studies Program and Morgan Centre for Labour Research
Undergraduate Minor in Labour Studies, Certificate in Labour Studies

Manitoba

University of Manitoba
Labour Studies Program, Faculty of Arts
Majors in Labour Workplace Studies 

University of St. Boniface (Affiliated with the University of Manitoba)
School of Business Administration
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Business Administration: Concentration in Human Resource Management and Organizational Management; Areas of Specialization: industrial relations, collective bargaining, diversity management, international human resource management

Newfoundland and Labrador

Memorial University
Faculty of Business Administration
Degrees Offered: Master of Employment Relations

Ontario

Brock University
Centre for Labour Studies
BA in Labour Studies, joint major with Political Science, History, Geography, Economics or Sociology

Laurentian University

BA in Labour Studies, also minors in OH&S within the Health and Policy stream and minor in Labour Studies within the Human Resources stream,

McMaster University
School of Labour Studies
BA in Labor Studies, MA in Work & Society

Queen's University
Faculty of Arts and Science, MIR Program
Degrees Offered: Masters of Industrial Relations (MIR) Full time; Professional MIR (PMIR) Part time; MIR/JD Cooperative Degree Program
Areas of Specialization: Labour Relations, Human Resource Management, Labour Law, Organizational Behaviour

Faculty of Arts and Science offers an undergraduate course EMPR 200 Work and Employment Relations in Canada


University of Toronto
Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Degrees Offered: Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources (MIRHR) and PhD
Areas of Specialization: Human resources management, Labor management relations, Collective bargaining and dispute resolution, Organization development and change, Labor market and social policy

Woodsworth College offers an Employment Relations program

Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
Professional LLM
Specialization: Labour Relations and Employment Law

York University
Department of Social Science
BA in Work and Labor Studies

York University
School of Human Resource Management
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Human Resource Management, Masters of Human Resource Management, PhD in Human Resource Management

University of Windsor
Faculty of Arts and Social Science
Bachelor of Arts in Labour Studies

Québec

McGill University
Industrial Relations Program
Degrees Offered: BA in Industrial Relations

Desautels Faculty of Management
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Labour-Management Relations and Human Resources

Université Laval
Département des relations industrielles
Degrees Offered: BS in Industrial Relations, MA, PhD
Areas of Specialization: Industrial Relations, HRM, Labour Markets and Social Policy, Labour Law, Sociology of Work, Psychology, Ergonomics

University of Montreal
School of Industrial Relations
Degrees Offered: BSc, DESS, MSc, PhD
Areas of Specialization: Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Labour Relations, Occupational Safety and Health, Labour Law, Public Policy

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Industrial Relations Program
Degrees Offered: DESS

Université du Québec en Outaouais
Département de relations industrielles
Degrees Offered: Baccalaurèat, DESS, Master, Doctorate
Areas of Specialization: Relations industrielles et ressources humaines

Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan
Edwards School of Business & Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Labour-Management Relations Certificate


UNITED STATES

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Department of Administrative Science Degrees Offered: B.S. in Industrial Relations, B.S. in Management
Areas of Specialization: Human Resources, Labor/Management Relations

Cleveland State University
Department of Management and Labor Relations, James J. Nance College of Business
Degrees Offered: PhD, MS, BA, BBA, MLRHR
Areas of Specialization: Labor Relations, Human Resource

Cornell University
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Degrees Offered: BS, MS, MILR, MPS, MBA/MILR, PhD
Areas of Specialization: Human Resources, Collective Bargaining, Labor Economics, Organizational Behavior, Statistics, International and Comparative Labor

Florida International University
Center for Labor Research and Studies
Degrees Offered: Undergraduate minor in Labor Studies
Areas of Specialization: Labor Studies, Educational Technology, Conflict Resolution

Indiana University
Department of Labor Studies
Degrees Offered: BS in Labor Studies, AS in Labor Studies

The City University of New York
Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies
Degrees Offered: Undergraduate and master degrees in Labor Studies, Urban Studies
Areas of Specialization: Labor Studies, Urban Studies, Workforce Development

Empire State College, State University of New York
Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies
Degrees Offered: AS, BS, MA (Labor and Policy Studies), MBA
Areas of Specialization: Labor Studies, Human Resource Management, Labor/Employment Relations, Public Policy

Georgia State University
WT Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations, Robinson College of Business
Degrees Offered: MS, MBA, PhD
Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management, Employment Relations

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)
Graduate Department of Industrial and Labor Relations
Degrees Offered: MA in Industrial and Labor Relations
Areas of Specialization: Employee/Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Labor/Personnel Relations

Le Moyne College
Department of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
Degrees Offered: BS in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
Areas of Specialization: Labor Movement, Industrial/Labor Relations, Public Policy, Human Resource Management, Organization Training and Development

Loyola University Chicago
Institute of Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Degrees Offered: MS in Human Resources
Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management, Employment Relations/Industrial Relations, Organization Development

Marquette University
College of Professional Studies, Center for Dispute Resolution Education 
Degrees Offered: Master's in Dispute Resolution

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Institute for Work and Employment Research
Degrees Offered: PhD Management
Areas of Specialization: Industrial Relations and Human Resources; Minor: Organizational Studies, Labor Economics, Political Science

Michigan State University
School of Labor and Industrial Relations
Degrees Offered: MHRLR (Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations), PhD
Areas of Specialization: Collective Bargaining, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Employment and Training Programs

New York Institute of Technology
Center for Labor and Industrial Relations, School of Management
Degrees Offered: MS in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations, Certificate Program in HRM and Employee and Labor Relations
Areas of Specialization: Resources Management, Labor Relations

Pennsylvania State University
School of Labor and Employment Relations 
Degrees Offered: BA, BS, MS, MPS (online) 
Areas of Specialization: Human Resources and Employment Relations

Princeton University
Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section
Degrees Offered: PhD in Economics
Areas of Specialization: Labor Economics

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Human Resource Management, Department of Labor Studies and Employment, School of Management and Labor Relations
Degrees Offered: PhD in IRHR, MS in HRM, MS in LER, BS in Labor Studies and Employment Relations
Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management, Employment Relations, and Labor Studies

Temple University
Department of Human Resource Administration, School of Business and Management
Degrees Offered: BBA, MBA, MS, PhD
Areas of Specialization: Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Labor Relations

University of Cincinnati
College of Arts & Sciences, The Center for Organizational Leadership
Degrees Offered: MA in Labor and Employment Relations
Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, Strategic Organizational Development

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Labor and Employment Relations 
Degrees Offered: MS (MHRIR), PhD in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, JD/MHRIR joint degree, MBA/MHRIR joint degree
Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Labor Economics, Socio-Technical

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Labor Relations and Research Center
Degrees Offered: MS
Areas of Specialization: Labor Studies, Labor Research, Organizing, Comparative Labor Relations, Collective Bargaining, Labor and Community

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Arnold M. Dublin Labor Education Center
Degrees Offered: Undergraduate minor in Labor Studies 

University of Michigan
Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy 
Areas of Specialization: Labor Market Research, Labor and Global Change, Job Dislocation and Local Economic Development and Global Change, Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

National Labor College
School of Labor Studies
Degrees Offered: BA in Labor Studies, Safety and Health, Labor Education, Union Leadership

Wayne State University
Labor Studies Center
Degrees Offered: BA in Labor Studies

University of Minnesota
Humphrey Institute, Industrial Relations Center, School of Law
Degrees Offered: Graduate Certificate in Policy Issues on Work and Pay
Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management (Generalist); Collective Bargaining; Compensation; Labor Economics; Staffing, Training, and Development; Organizational Behavior and Theory, Labor Policy

University of Minnesota
Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies
Carlson School of Management Degrees Offered: M.A. and Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations Areas of Specialization: Human Resource Management (Generalist); Collective Bargaining; Compensation; Staffing, Training, and Development; Organizational Behavior and Theory; Labor Policy
University of Missouri-Columbia
Labor Education Program, MU Extension Program
Degrees Offered: Certificate in Labor Studies
Areas of Specialization: Program provides credit and non-credit labor education programs for unions throughout Missouri, including sectoral work in the building trades, public sector, utility industry, and transportation. Faculty are also engaged in research on a variety of issues.

University of North Texas
Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees Offered: MS in Labor and Industrial Relations
Areas of Specialization: Labor Economics, Labor Research, Industrial Relations, Labor Market Discrimination

University of Rhode Island
Schmidt Labor Research Center
Degrees Offered: BA, MS Labor Relations and Human Resources, Joint JD/MS in conjunction with the Ralph M. Papitto Law School at Roger Williams University, Undergraduate minor in Labor Studies
Areas of Specialization: Labor Relations, Human Resource Administration

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business , College of Letters and Science
Degrees Offered: Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations, in conjunction with graduate certificate in Mediation and Negotiation and/or International Human Resources and Labor Relations
Areas of Specialization: Mediation and Negotiation, Human Resource Management, Collective Bargaining, Compensation and Benefits, Labor and Employment Law, Comparative Employment Relations

Wayne State University
MAIR, College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs
Degrees Offered: MA with concentrations in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, and affiliated program in Dispute Resolution
Areas of Specialization: Industrial Relations, Dispute Resolution

University of Washington
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Degrees Offered: Undergraduate minor in Labor Studies

West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration
Degrees Offered: BS, Industrial Relations and Human Resources; Minor in Human Resources Administration

West Virginia University
Department of Industrial Relations and Management, College of Business and Economics
Degrees Offered: MS in IR/HR; PhD in Economics, MBA, EMBA, MPA Accounting; generic degree with possible sub-specializations