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 16 courses and 48 credits in courses, including required courses in labor relations, organizational behavior, labor economics, labor and employment law, human resource management, and statistics. Candidates with a JD or MBA degree from a U.S. institution may be able to obtain M.I.L.R. degree in one year. Students also have the option to apply for a five-semester, dual-degree program at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (MILR) and the Johnson Graduate School of Management (MBA).

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 (M.S./Ph.D. only) (minor)
  • labor relations, law, and history (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • organizational behavior (M.S./Ph.D. only)
  • statistics and data science (M.S./Ph.D. only) (minor)


2022-2023: $40,888

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
  • GRE/GMAT Score Report*
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript requirements
  • Resume
  • Video Interview
  • International students will be required to take and send their scores for English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS). For more information on this requirement please visit the Graduate School information page.

*Due to COVID-19, GRE/GMAT scores are not required for the 2022-23 admission cycle.

Learning Outcomes