Certificate in Labor Studies


Program Description

The Certificate in Labor Studies is designed for individuals who want to study the social, political and cultural impact that the organization of work has on employees and their communities. The certificate offers students an understanding of work, workers and labor organizations.

The program provides students with skills and knowledge in the areas of labor history, politics, economics and organizing. It helps prepare students for careers in union organizing, public policy, social action research and law.

The program is offered through CUNY SPS’s Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.

Admission Criteria

Candidates for admission to undergraduate level certificate programs must possess a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma from New York State (also known as TASC or GED). 

Application Deadlines


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