Established in 1908 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota, the Program of Mortuary Science is one of the oldest and most comprehensive funeral service education programs in the country.
Recognizing that our students to come us with diverse educational backgrounds, we offer multiple degree-completion track options. We want to help you complete your degree in a timeframe that works best for you. Your academic plan will be determined in consultation with our advisers and is based on a number of factors, including previously-completed coursework, and our degree requirements.
For information on prerequisite requirements please visit the University's Course Catalog.
Due to our position in the Medical School, we are not a freshman admitting program. Applicants must have completed or in progress 26 or more transferable credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application.
When to Apply
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. Admissions decisions are typically made within 30 days after all application materials have been received by the Program.
- Applications received December 16th - August 15th will be considered for Fall Semester enrollment.
- Applications received August 16th - December 15th will be considered for Spring Semester enrollment.
Review of Previously-Completed Coursework
Please follow the Office of Admissions procedure for credit evaluation.
- The first step is to use Transferology a free tool used by the University to compare equivalencies.
- If the course(s) in question is(are) not listed on Transferology, the next step is to submit the course(s) to the Office of Admissions for review.
This process ensures the most accurate answers to transferability questions. Please note only courses that are accepted as transferable by the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities can be considered for prerequisite equivalency.