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

2018

77

29

35

33/35

94%

2

100%

100%

2017

66

38

24

22/24

96%

1

96%

96%

2016

60

21

30

27/30

92%

0

93%

93%

*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

2016 - 2018

90%

94%

2015 - 2017

83%

83%

2014 - 2016

82%

84%

Most recent

# Takers

# Passed

2018 Arts

33

32

2018 Sciences

31

31

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.