Academic Director: Penny Lewis, PhD
CUNY School of Professional Studies
Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Email Contact: Rob Callaghan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective Fall 2018, the Murphy Institute will become the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and this program will no longer be offered at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
The 30-credit MA in Labor Studies draws on the knowledge and methodologies of the social sciences- particularly from the fields of sociology, law, economics, and political science - to examine the issues facing workers in their workplaces and communities.
The program is designed to provide students with skills in critical thinking, research and analysis. Students also develop content knowledge in the areas of history, labor law, organizing, transnational labor issues, politics and public policy.
The program is offered through CUNY SPS’s Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.
In addition to the admission criteria for graduate degree programs, a background in labor, related fields, and/or social science is an advantage but not essential.