Empire State College currently offers a combined degree pathway to the MA in Work and Labor Policy to undergraduate students of SUNY Cobleskill. Enrollment in a combined pathway allows highly qualified, current SUNY Cobleskill students to work on a master's degree while completing their bachelor’s degree. Up to 12 credits of designated graduate courses are incorporated into the undergraduate degree program and will count toward both the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree.
Undergraduate students of SUNY Cobleskill may seek the following combined degree pathway:
- B.S. in Applied Psychology (through SUNY Cobleskill) to M.A. in Work and Labor Policy
Admission into the MA 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 nor the recommendation letters and may request a waiver code of the application fee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students accepted to this combined program will include the following 4 courses (12 credits) in their approved undergraduate degree plans. Special requests to substitute these courses will be considered by the program chairs 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 MA 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 6015||Labor Policy in America||3|
|LABR 6020||Working in America||3|
|PPOL 6020||Research Methods||3|
|LABR 6025||Labor & Employment Relations||3|
Remaining required courses of the MA in Work and Labor Policy degree can be found on the MA in Work and Labor Policy section of this catalog, under the Program Requirements tab.