Application Process

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the following steps to submit all required forms and materials.

Important Notes:

    • At the time of application, you must have completed or in progress 26 or more transferable college credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    • In the secure Application System Portal, you will find directions for the required materials including the required University of Minnesota forms and supplemental materials.
    • All materials must be submitted electronically through the portal.
    • You are not expected to complete all aspects of the application in one sitting.
      • The portal allows for logging in and out; 
      • Once you have verified your email, use the token password provided to sign-in here.

 

Applications will be forwarded to the Program of Mortuary Science for review once all components are received, to ensure timely completion, please be sure to provide any/all documentation requested as part of the application as soon as possible.

Step 1 - Create an Application System Profile

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.

Sign Up https://mortsci.med.umn.edu/admission

Then watch for a verification email from “Program of Mortuary Science”.

  • Your “token” is your password for logging into the system.
  • If you do not see an email within 24 hours, check your Spam/Junk folder.

After email verification, applicants can log in here https://mortsci.med.umn.edu/admission/sign-in

Step 2 - Submit the required University of Minnesota Paperwork

Your Application System Profile will provide you with links to the paperwork/form you need to complete based on the information you provided when you created your profile.

Order official transcripts from all colleges you have attended and have them sent in electronic format to the Office of Admissions at admissions@umn.edu

Step 3 - “Note the date” of submission in your Application System Profile

You must “Note the date” of submission in your Application System Profile in order to advance to the supplemental materials.

  • This is the approximate date you completed the University of Minnesota paperwork (see step 2) - it does not have to be exact.
  • This section will be verified once the respective University office has forwarded your paperwork/form to the Program of Mortuary Science for review.

Step 4 - Complete the Supplemental Materials

  • Applicants are required to submit a professional statement and two letters of recommendation. 

    • See this link for detailed instructions on the Supplemental Materials.

    • We strongly recommend composing your professional statement in a word processing software AND proofreading it before you copy & paste it into the submission area.

    • As you begin to think about who you will ask to write your letters of recommendation please remember:

      • Letter writers cannot be related to you or work for members of your family.

      • Letter writers should be your supervisors, mentors, coaches, instructors - people who have seen you work under pressure, people who can speak to the qualities that will make you a good funeral director.

  • All components are created & submitted electronically through your Application System Profile.

Note: The Right of Inspection Waiver is required to complete the Letters of Recommendation. 

Step 5 - Submit your Application for Review

  • Once all sections in the “Overview” (the box on the upper-right side of your Application System Profile) are green, select “Submit for Review”.

  • Applications are reviewed in the order they are received and decisions are typically announced via email 15-30 days after submission.