MPS Program in New York City


The part-time MPS program in New York City allows motivated professionals to earn a master’s degree from the leading school for labor-management relations, human resource studies, and the working world, taught by full-time Cornell faculty. Geared toward experienced professionals from a broad range of careers, the MPS curriculum is specially designed for individuals with real-world experience to advance their mastery of the complexities of organizations and the employment relationship.

The combination of Saturday classes in Midtown Manhattan and intensive summer sessions in Ithaca enables working adults to pursue a master’s degree at Cornell, without interrupting their careers.

The success of the MPS program is in providing an opening for mid-career professionals to build on their critical and analytical competencies and strengthen their fluency with today’s complex workplace issues. Our graduates are well-rounded and effective leaders, ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow.


The ILR School at Cornell University is the premier institution for research and education centering on work, employment, and labor policy issues and practices. Founded in 1945 as the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the school has broadened its focus to keep pace with the evolving global workplace and in keeping with its mission to prepare leaders, inform national and international labor and employment policy, and improve working lives.