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Graduate programs

The School of Industrial Relations (ÉRI) offers a wide range of graduate studies, to meet your preferences and needs. Our master's-level programs are structured into different options, and are offered full- or part-time.

Our short graduate programs, specialized graduate diploma programs and master's program are all designed so that students can easily move from one to the other, depending on their changing needs.

This complete range of programs caters to graduate students' specific interests and professional situations, allowing them to progress at their own pace.

The ÉRI also offers a doctoral program in Industrial Relations, with a well-established national and international reputation. It reflects the ÉRI's extensive research expertise, among other strengths.

Our master’s-level programs

  • Master of Industrial Relations
  • Specialized Graduate Diploma (D.E.S.S.) in Industrial Relations
  • Specialized Graduate Diploma (D.E.S.S.) in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Short Graduate Program in Managing Diversity in Organizations
  • Short Graduate Program in Labour Relations Issues
  • Short Graduate Program in Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Short Graduate Program in Occupational Health and Well-Being
  • Short Graduate Program in Labour Law
  • Short Graduate Program in International Perspectives in Industrial Relations

Job outlook

In recent years, a growing number of bachelor's program graduates have been continuing their studies at the master's and doctoral levels. They are looking to prepare themselves for management or senior positions in organizations, or careers in research or post-secondary education.

Master's and PhD graduates work as professionals, managers or professors-researchers in different fields, ranging from human resources management to labour relations, occupational health and safety and government policy making.

The main employers are private and public enterprises, labour organizations, governments, government or partner organizations, international organizations and colleges and universities. Many ÉRI doctoral graduates are now working in academia, in Quebec, elsewhere in Canada and abroad, or in the provincial or federal public service.