Graduate Studies

Earning a bachelor’s degree often fuels a desire for more knowledge and academic achievement.  The National Labor College recognizes the importance of providing its graduates with information regarding appropriate opportunities to earn master’s degrees.

University of Baltimore Master’s Degree Program at NLC

The NLC has arranged for two master’s degree programs to be delivered by the University of Baltimore at the NLC campus: a Master of Arts in Legal and Ethical Studies and a Master of Public Administration.

Master of Arts Degree in Legal and Ethical Studies

The Master of Arts Degree in Legal and Ethical Studies (LEST), with a concentration in Negotiations and Conflict Management, is designed for union leaders interested in obtaining a strong understanding of law, ethics, and conflict management. For more information about the LEST degree, contact Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer, Program Director, University of Baltimore, 410-837-5327; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Master’s Degree in Public Administration

The University of Baltimore’s Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) is ranked as one of the top fifteen programs in the nation.  The MPA is the nonprofit (union) equivalent of the MBA. The course work stresses responsibility to workers and society, rather than to corporations and stockholders.  The program is designed for trade unionists who are currently holding or preparing for managerial or leadership positions. For more information about the MPA degree, contact Dr. Dan Martin, Program Director, University of Baltimore, 410-837-6118; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information about applying and registering for these degree programs see the UB Master’s Program page.

George Mason University's School of Public Policy - Master's Degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management

The National Labor College is partnering with George Mason University to offer a new Master's program in Organization Development & Knowledge Management.  See also http://policy.gmu.edu/admissions/.

University of Massachusetts Master’s Degree in Union Leadership and Administration

The University of Massachusetts offers a Master’s Degree in Union Leadership and Administration (ULA) at its Labor Relations and Research Center in Amherst. This part-time, low residency program is for union officers, staff and activists and provides opportunities to explore the labor movement.  The ULA program provides the technical skills necessary for today’s union leaders to confront the changing world and to help the labor movement grow.

For more information, call or write:

Union Leadership and Administration Program
University of Massachusetts
Labor Center/Gordon Hall
418 N. Pleasant Street, Suite B
Amherst, MA 01002-1735
Phone: 413-545-4875  Fax: 413-545-0110
Website: www.umass.edu.lrrc