Funeral directors are health care professionals who serve others during a time of loss, pain and grief. The Program of Mortuary Science's mission is to skillfully combine the study of behavioral, physical and applied sciences for the goal of preparing graduates for careers as knowledgeable, skilled and innovative funeral service professionals. Program graduates will be prepared to serve bereaved members of their communities in a manner that is proficient, dignified and caring.
$50K IN PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO STUDENTS ANNUALLY
96% JOB PLACEMENT RATE (THREE-YEAR AVERAGE)
1 ONLY PROGRAM ATTACHED TO A MEDICAL SCHOOL
Recognizing that our students come to us with diverse educational backgrounds, we offer multiple degree-completion track options. The Program offers admission to students for both Fall and Spring semesters. Applications are accepted at any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Each October the Program of Mortuary Science offers scholarships to current students. In past years, scholarship awards have ranged form $500 to $5,000. Applications are accepted from annually October 1st - 15th!
Licensing requirements depend on where you wish to live and practice as a funeral director. To assist graduates, employers, and other Program stakeholders with workforce needs, we offer a free, online job posting service for positions relating to the practice of mortuary science.
With in-person funerals on a hold because of COVID-19, the Program of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to helping families and funeral service practitioners come up with meaningful ways to commemorate loved ones.