Human Resources and Employment Relations, MA

  • Dr. Mike Korns teaching

    Gain Expertise in Employment and Labor Issues

    Virtual Graduate Admissions Open House

    April 15, 2021
    6:00 p.m.

    You're ready to go for more at IUP, and we're here to help.

    • Learn about the application process and funding opportunities.
    • Connect with professors to learn more about your program of interest.
    • Get your questions answered.

    Tentative Program Outline

    6:00–6:05 p.m. - Sign-in/Mingle
    6:05–6:25 p.m. - Welcome, Graduate Admissions Presentation
    6:25–6:40 p.m. - Q&A
    6:40–6:50 p.m. - Break and division into breakout rooms
    6:50–7:20 p.m. - Breakout session with programs
    7:20–7:30 p.m. - General questions

    Registration closes on April 13.

    To register, visit Virtual Graduate Admissions Open House Sign Up.

    The Master of Arts in Human Resources and Employment Relations is a multidisciplinary program designed to prepare professionals for a career in the field of employment and labor relations. In this field, job opportunities can be found in the public and private sector in management, unions, government agencies, and neutral and service organizations.

    We are now aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.” Our students are now eligible to apply for the SHRM Certification exam, provided they meet the requirements.  

    Our program has graduated more than 1,100 professionals in employment and labor relations since its inception in 1977.

    The Human Resources and Employment Relations degree is designed to instill students with skills to analyze performance and make insights into optimizing employee productivity. IUP’s Human Resources and Employment Relations program trains you to be adept in negotiating and creating guidelines that enforce compliance of various contracts, such as collective bargaining agreements.

    Know the Latest Tools, Techniques, and Standards

    Our program brings you up-to-date on all the latest tools, techniques, and standards in this field. You'll graduate with knowledge and resources that will help you manage the ever-changing environment of employment and labor relations.

    A graduate of this program is able to manage grievances, diffuse conflicts and disagreements in a positive manner, and create a framework and environment to foster positive working relationships between groups.

    This program provides a comprehensive education that makes our graduates active participants in organizational strategic planning as well as skilled problem solvers in today's dynamic business environments.

    Why the Human Resources and Employment Relations Program at IUP?

    • Our program strikes a perfect balance between theory, history, law, and the practical application of employment and labor relations and human resources.
    • You can select from an array of electives to customize your study and meet your career goals.
    • Our program provides you with hands-on practical experience in employment and labor relations and human resources. In addition to traditional coursework, you can take advantage of workshops, internships, conferences, leadership retreats, and other student activities to broaden your preparation for the field.
    • Students can earn two master's degrees by completing 54 credits in two graduate programs such as Human Resources and Employment Relations and Health Services Administration. Other dual programs of study include Sports Management, MBA, Criminology, Public Affairs, Safety, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Sociology, Adult and Community Education, History, and Nursing Administration.