Professional Resources

Continuing Education and Professional Development Resources

The Program of Mortuary Science advances its mission of service to the greater community by offering continuing and professional development opportunities for funeral directors and allied deathcare professionals. Below you will find information about continuing and professional education events being sponsored by the Program.

Interested in viewing a recorded Webinar? Email and let us know which session you would like to see.

Upcoming Webinars

  • 2021 Date to be announced

    • Clinical Rotation Site Participation & Preceptor Training (Dr. Michael LuBrant)

    • More Information Coming Soon

  • 2021 Date to be announced

    • Health Department Inspections (Carlena Weiland & Erika Fulgern)

    • More Information Coming Soon

Past Webinars

Minnesota Department of Health – Office of Vital Records Policy and Procedural Updates Affecting Death Registration


Implications of a Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision Relating to Funeral Practice and Discrimination on the Basis of Sex: A Focus on Transgender Issues and Funeral Service


You Got This! Practical Ways to Serve Families During COVID-19


Mortuary Care in Service to Families affected by COVID-19


Come Chat with us!

The Mortuary Science Student Association would like to extend a warm invite to guest speakers in our community. We are looking for speakers on various topics that relate to funeral service.

We will be scheduling informal Zoom meetings outside of class time, to which all program students will be invited to attend. The number of meetings we host has yet to be determined and will be based on practitioners' topic suggestions and students' interest in the topic proposals received.

If you’re interested in speaking at one of our upcoming virtual student meetings, please fill out the form here.

Please contact with any questions.

On-campus Recruiting Opportunities

(Due to current safety measures, on-campus recruitment is suspended until further notice)

We offer complimentary meeting space in our program office to host employers who would like to schedule recruiting events with our students. Based on student availability, the best days and times for these visits are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:00 am - 9:00 am. To schedule an on-campus recruiting event, please contact our office to inquire about available dates.  Students will be notified of your visit and will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about setting up an on-campus recruiting visit. Please let us know how we can assist you.

Job Opportunities

The University of Minnesota's Program of Mortuary Science is dedicated to supporting our students, graduates, and funeral service professionals.

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.