Industrial and Labor Relations M.I.L.R. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Industrial and Labor Relations

Program Description

The M.I.L.R.
Choose one of the following areas of concentration: human resources and organizations; collective representation; dispute resolution; labor-market policy; or international and comparative labor.

Students complete a minimum of 48 credits in courses and seminars, including required courses in collective bargaining, organizational behavior, labor economics, labor and employment law, human resource management, and statistics. Candidates with a law or M.B.A. degree from a U.S. institution may be able to obtain M.I.L.R. degree in two semesters. Students interested in careers in business administration may apply for a five-semester, dual-degree program at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (M.I.L.R.) and the Johnson Graduate School of Management (M.B.A.).

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-1522

218 Ives Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • collective representation (M.I.L.R. only)
  • dispute resolution (M.I.L.R. only)
  • human resource studies (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • human resources and organizations (M.I.L.R. only)
  • international and comparative labor
  • labor economics (minor)
  • labor market policy (M.I.L.R. only)
  • labor relations, law, and history (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • organizational behavior (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • social statistics (minor)


2021-2022: $39,466

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Spring deadline: October 15; Fall deadline: December 15, 2020 (round 1), January 15, 2021 (round 2)

Requirements Summary:

  • all Graduate School Requirements
  • two academic recommendations (Letters of Recommendation must be uploaded with the online application. Letters submitted to the field directly via mail or email will not be accepted).
  • GRE general test or GMAT*
  • TOEFL (for international applicants)
  • Resume
  • Online Video Interview - After submitting your application you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to record your online video at your convenience.

 *The GRE or GMAT is optional for the 2021 Admissions Cycle.

Learning Outcomes