J.D. in Law and Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations

This joint degree program with the College of Law is usually completed in three-and-one-half years. Students must apply to both the College of Law and the School of Labor and Employment Relations, and must be accepted by both units. The degrees are awarded simultaneously upon successful completion of all joint degree requirements.  Students must spend five semesters in law and two semesters in LER.

Thesis Option

At least one course in each of four subject areas16
LER 591Employment Relations Systems4
LER 593Quantitative Methods in LER4
Labor and Employment Law is required but can be taken in Law or LER
Electives4
LER 599Thesis Seminar (min/max applied toward degree)8
Hours in Law74
Hours in LER36

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA:3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Student Handbook and the Graduate College Handbook

Non-Thesis Option

At least one course in each of four subject areas16
LER 591Employment Relations Systems4
LER 593Quantitative Methods in LER4
Labor and Employment Law is required but can be taken in Law or LER
Electives12
Hours in Law 74
Hours in LER36

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA:3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Student Handbook and the Graduate College Handbook