Work and Labor Policy, Combined Degree Pathways


Admission into the M.A. in Work and Labor Policy combined degree pathway is highly selective. Matriculated SUNY Cobleskill undergraduate students may apply to the combined program through the School for Graduate Studies and will complete all of the application requirements1 for the master’s degree program. The applicant must have a minimum recalculated GPA of 3.2 (most recent 60 credit earned).


Please see the Graduate Admission section of this catalog for a complete listing of materials required to complete a graduate application. 


SUNY Cobleskill applicants are not required to submit the application essay and may request a waiver code of the application fee at


Students accepted to this combined program will include the following four courses (12 credits) in their approved undergraduate degree plans. Special requests to substitute these courses will be considered by the program coordinator in consultation with the student's SUNY Cobleskill advisor.

These programs require careful planning that should begin in the first term of a student’s undergraduate career. The student and their undergraduate advisor should consult in planning the undergraduate degree program so that these requirements are met during undergraduate study and that the 12 credits of master’s courses from the M.A. in Work and Labor Policy program also are included in the degree plan. Those courses are listed below. Students must meet graduate expectations for academic progress and grade point average in their master’s level courses to remain in a combined program.

Combined Pathway Courses

LABR 6015Labor Policy in America3
LABR 6020Working in America3
PPOL 6020Research Methods3
or PPOL 6021 Methods for Policy Research
LABR 6025Labor & Employment Relations3
Total Credits12

Remaining required courses of the M.A. in Work and Labor Policy degree can be found on the MA in Work and Labor Policy section of this catalog, under Program Requirements.