Wayne State University

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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION – Wayne State

 

Year

Total enrolled

# of New Students

# of Grads

Timely Grad*

Graduation rate

Did not finish**

Overall % Employed

Employed In FS

2016

60

21

30

27/30

92%

0

93%

93%

2015

71

39

36

32/36

85%

0

94%

92%

2014

54

32

22

16/22

62%

0

95%

95%

NATIONAL BOARD STATISTICS – Wayne State

3 year Average

% Pass Arts

% Pass Sciences

2016 - 2014

82%

84%

2015 - 2013

67%

71%

2014 - 2012

65%

70%

Most recent

# Takers

# Passed

2016 Arts

27

26

2016 Sciences

28

28

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

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 Objectives

  • To enlarge the background and knowledge of students about the funeral service profession,
  • To educate students in every phase of funeral service and to help enable them to develop proficiency and skills necessary for the profession,
  • To educate students concerning the responsibilities of the funeral service profession to the community at large,
  • To emphasize high standards of ethical conduct,
  • To provide a curriculum at the post-secondary level of instruction, and
  • To encourage student and faculty research in the field of funeral service.

Aims

The Wayne State University Mortuary Science Program recognizes the importance of funeral service personnel as:

  • Members of the human services profession,
  • Members of the community in which they serve,
  • Participants in the relationship between bereaved families and those engaged in the funeral service profession,
  • Professionals knowledgeable of and compliant with federal, state/provinical/territorial, and local regulatory guidelines in the geographic area where they practice, and
  • Professionals sensitive to the responsibility for public health, safety, and welfare in caring for human remains.