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Public Sector Labor-Management Relations Certificate

The four-course Public Sector Labor-Management Relations Certificate program offered by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) helps students develop a broad perspective on public sector labor-management relations issues — involving teachers, Rutgers university employees, police officers, and other public employees.

Rutgers SPAA has partnered with SMLR so that graduate students may count up to two of SPAA's MPA courses toward this certificate. 

Students in this certificate program must take at least two courses through SMLR, and one of those must be either Public Sector Employment Issues or Public Sector Collective Bargaining. Students can then take up to two of the following courses through SPAA:

  • Human Resources Management (3)
  • Labor Relations (3)
  • Managing Public Organizations (3)

For more information on the Public Sector Labor-Management Relations Certificate, see SMLR.

To Apply

For current Rutgers graduate students:
Contact Aaron Gibbs, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services (, for instructions, registration guidance, and questions on alternative applied courses.

Program Costs

For information on rates and program fees see Tuition & Fees.

For More Information

To learn more, Request Information or Join a SPAA Info SessionIf you have questions about a program or the application process, contact Aaron Gibbs, associate dean of student and academic services, at