David Bensman, Director
The master of labor and employment relations (M.L.E.R.) degree is designed to prepare students for professional jobs in labor and employment relations, in the union movement, in management, or in government and other neutral organizations. The eight course requirements, along with the electives offered, provide students with a multidisciplinary education in labor and employment relations.
The program is structured to be convenient for working adults. It accepts students on a full-time or part-time basis, and the course schedule is flexible enough to accommodate people who hold jobs. There are no language or residency requirements.
The M.L.E.R. program office is located in the School of Management and Labor Relations, Labor Education Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1580. The telephone number is 732/932-8559, the fax number is 732/932-8677, and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduates with the master in labor and employment relations degree are working as labor relations managers and as organizers, research analysts, and staff representatives in the union movement. Graduates also are finding work as human resource or occupational safety and health professionals. The degree also can aid people who are seeking positions at such agencies as the National Labor Relations Board and its state equivalent agencies.