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Mortuary Science - AAS

Announcement:

The Community College's Associate of Applied Science degree in Mortuary Science is currently undergoing reorganization and not admitting new students.  However, the program is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) through September 1, 2016, and program updates will be posted to this Web page.  Please contact Professor John Kirksey by phone 202.274.5929 or email john.kirksey@udc.edu, should you have any questions.


The Community College offers the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mortuary Science. The program is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). The program’s mission is to provide its students with a comprehensive education in mortuary science and prepare graduates to enter the funeral service profession as competent funeral service practitioners. The program offers basic education courses in the Pre-mortuary phase, followed by in-depth academic and clinical education in the professional and clinical stages.

Upon successful completion of the program and prior to graduation, students are eligible and required to take the National Board Examination given by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. Employment opportunities exist with funeral homes, hospitals, medical schools, health, and the offices of medical examiners or coroners.

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Admission Deadlines

Fall - May 15
Spring - October 15
Summer - April 15

International Applicant Deadlines

Fall - April 15
Spring - September 15
Summer - March 15


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