Programme United States

Masters in Professional Studies (MPS) in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State University, State College, PA, USA

Penn State GLU group

Penn State University and the Global Labour University (GLU) invite applicants to the Masters in Professional Studies (MPS) in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State in central Pennsylvania in the United States. Classes for the third session of this this one-year program will begin in August of 2016. The Penn State GLU Master’s program focuses on global workers’ rights, and on strategic corporate research and campaigns. Students will also explore labor and gender in the global economy, and international and comparative employment relations systems. During the summer months, May  – August, 2017, students will participate in an internship with a US trade union or worker-oriented organization and write a capstone project.

The deadline for applications for the next academic year is April 1, 2016. Assistantships and scholarships are available and awarded based on need and the quality of the application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to acquire some complementary support from their trade union, labor federation, or related organization.  

For more information about the goals and curriculum of the program, write to lgwr(at)

Important Dates

For 2016-2017
MPS Application Deadline April 1, 2016
Acceptance Decision April 15, 2016
Student Arrive on Campus August 10, 2016
Fall Semester Begins August 22, 2016
Fall Semester Ends December 16,2016
Spring Semester Begins January 9, 2017
Spring Semester Ends May 5, 2017
Summer Internship May 15 -July 14, 2017
Summer Capstone Project; End of Program July 15 -August 12, 2017