For prospective students

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. Our graduates are professionals actively serving their communities: Approximately eighty-six percent of Minnesota's funeral home owners and morticians are alumni of the Program.

Our academic plans

Our program consists of two academic plans for applicants who have already completed two years of general education. Your enrollment in either of the plans will be determined by the admissions team and is based on a number of factors, including non-program degree requirements.

For students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree, an accelerated track plan is available. 

Courses within our academic plans are not offered on-line or as distance learning courses.

Our incoming class

Each year we admit between 30 to 36 new students to start during fall semester. Formal admission is not offered Spring Semester or Summer Session.

Our environment

At the University of Minnesota, you can explore your major in the stimulating environment of the University of Minnesota's Medical School, with access to the resources of a major research university, which include other distinguished schools such as the Carlson School of Management and College of Education and Human Development.

Our location

The Program is located in a vibrant urban setting, offering a rich student life experience. Our students have easy access to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where they can experience diverse activities such as sports, arts, music, and other cultural and entertainment venues.

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Prospective student advisor

Please contact the Program office at and an adviser will respond to your inquiry.