B.Sc. On Campus

Mortuary Science

Wayne State University

48 months
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
13922 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Since 1939, the Wayne State University Mortuary Science Program has been dedicated to educating and developing funeral service professionals who serve their communities with care and distinction. 


Through traditional, online and hybrid programs, students benefit from high quality instruction and practical experiences that lay the foundation for their funeral service careers.

The Mortuary Science degree program at Wayne State University is accred­ited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the accredited program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of funeral service professionals in developing relationships with the families and communities they serve.
  • Identify standards of ethical conduct in funeral service practice.
  • Interpret how federal, state, and local laws apply to funeral service in order to ensure compliance.  
  • Apply principles of public health and safety in the handling and preparation of human remains.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in embalming and restorative art that are necessary for the preparation and handling of human remains.
  • Demonstrate skills required for conducting arrangement conferences, visitations, services, and ceremonies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry
  • Embalming 
  • Restorative Art and Modeling 
  • Past and Future Trends in Funeral Services Practices
  • Mortuary Management 
  • Psychology of Death and Dying
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Practicum
  • Religion of Death and Dying
  • Mortuary and Business Law
  • Mortuary Management - Admin
  • Microbiology for Mortuary Science
  • Applied Grief Counseling - Aftercare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum of 2.50 GPA
  • All pre-professional coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better
  • All science and math coursework must be completed within six years of the time of
  • application to the professional program.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)-required only if English is not your first language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13922 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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