Accreditation

The Mortuary Science degree program at Wayne State University is accred­ited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747; web: http://www.abfse.org/html/dir-mi.html

PROGRAM INFORMATION – Wayne State

 

Year

Total enrolled

# of New Students

# of Grads

Timely Grad*

Graduation rate

Did not finish**

Overall % Employed

Employed In FS

2019

82

44

24

22/24

96%

1

100%

100%

2018

77

29

35

33/35

94%

2

100%

100%

2017

66

38

24

22/24

96%

1

96%

96%

*Timely graduation = complete program in 1½ times designated program length
** Left before completing the program; did not finish

NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS – Wayne State

3 year Average

% Pass Arts

% Pass Sciences

2017 - 2019

90%

93%

2016 - 2018

90%

94%

2015 - 2017

83%

83%

Most recent

# Takers

# Passed

2019 Arts

22

21

2019 Sciences

20

20

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates, and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org.  To request a printed copy of this program's pass rates, go to Room 114 of the Mortuary Science Building, 5439 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202 or by e-mail at fundappsciences@wayne.edu or by  telephone (313) 577-2050.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1.  Explain the importance of funeral service professionals in developing relationships with the families and             communities they serve.
  2.   Identify standards of ethical conduct in funeral service practice.
  3.   Interpret how federal, state, and local laws apply to funeral service in order to ensure compliance.  
  4.   Apply principles of public health and safety in the handling and preparation of human remains.
  5.   Demonstrate technical skills in embalming and restorative art that are necessary for the preparation and handling    of human remains.
  6.   Demonstrate skills required for conducting arrangement conferences, visitations, services, and ceremonies.
  7.   Describe the requirements and procedures for burial, cremation, and other accepted forms of final disposition of      human remains.
  8.   Describe methods to address the grief-related needs of the bereaved.
  9.   Explain management skills associated with operating a funeral establishment.
  10.   Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills and research skills needed for funeral service practice.

Professional Licensure Notification

States and the District of Columbia may require completion of specific educational requirements to become licensed in Mortuary Science. These requirements may differ depending on the jurisdiction.

Federal regulations require an educational program that is designed to satisfy the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification to make available to prospective and enrolled students information to help the student determine if the program's curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for State licensure.  The required information for the Mortuary Science Program as it pertains to the States and the District of Columbia ("U.S. jurisdictions") is provided below.

The University has determined that the curriculum of the program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science at Wayne State University meets the educational requirements for licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions.

The information stated above is based on State educational requirements that were available to the program on August 1, 2020.  States change their educational requirements from time to time and may have done so after August 1, 2020 without notice to the program.  Although the program makes reasonable efforts to keep up-to-date on changes in educational requirements for licensing, the University does not represent or guarantee that the educational requirements of any listed State have not changed since August 1, 2020.  Any questions regarding the educational or other requirements to obtain a license in Mortuary Science in a particular State as of a later date should be directed to the licensing agency in that State. 

The University has not determined whether its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in [name of discipline] in any U.S. territory (for example, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands) nor in any foreign country.  Students interested in practicing in Mortuary Science in a U.S. territory or foreign country should contact the licensing agency in that jurisdiction for information about its licensing requirements.