M.A. in Labor Policy Studies Degrees Including an Advanced Graduate Certificate

Students have the option of applying all of the credits from an advanced graduate certificate to their degree program. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

Students may take up to 9 credits per term, but are encouraged to consult with the M.A. policy coordinator first.

Community Advocacy | Human Resources | Public History | Public Sector Labor and Employment Policy

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Community Advocacy

TermCourses
1 Policy Process: Labor Policy (residency)
Work and Labor Studies (residency)
2 History of Labor and Policy (residency)
Research Methods (residency)
3

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Current Issues Facing Labor (residency)
Human Service Policy

4 Advocacy in State and Community-level Government
Research Proposal
5

Final Project I
one of the following:

  • Advocacy for the Mentally Disabled
  • Aging and Public Policy
  • Race, Class, Gender in U.S. Public Policy
6

Final Project II
Community Organizing

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

TermCourses
1 Policy Process: Labor Policy (residency)
Work and Labor Studies (residency)
2 History of Labor and Policy (residency)
Research Methods (residency)
3

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Current Issues Facing Labor (residency)
High Performance Management

4 Managing Human Capital
Research Proposal
5

Final Project I
Performance Management and Total Rewards

6

Final Project II
Strategic Human-Resource Management

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public History

TermCourses
1 Policy Process: Labor Policy (residency)
Work and Labor Studies (residency)
2 History of Labor and Policy (residency)
Research Methods (residency)
3

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Current Issues Facing Labor (residency)
Museums and Public History: Theory and Practices

4 Archival Theory and Practice
Research Proposal
5

Final Project I
Exhibition: Planning and Interpretation

6

Final Project II
Oral History: Theory and Methods

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor and Employment Policy

TermCourses
1 Policy Process: Labor Policy (residency)
Work and Labor Studies (residency)
2 History of Labor and Policy (residency)
Research Methods (residency)
3

begin adding certificate

Current Issues Facing Labor (residency)
Labor Law (residency)

4 Citizen and State: Contemporary American Politics
Research Proposal
5

Final Project I
Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector

6

Final Project II
one of the following:

  • New York State Government and Politics
  • Contemporary Issues in Public-Personal Management