Degree/Diploma Options

​The DMACC Mortuary Science Program has two options for students:​

The degree/diploma options both satisfy the American Board of Funeral Service Education accreditation requirements for taking the National Board Examination by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.  The difference is which option is best for the state in which you desire to become a licensed funeral director. 

The Mortuary Science – Advanced Standing Diploma requires an associate degree or equivalent prior to admission into the program option in addition to 46 credits of Mortuary Science specific courses.

This option is most appropriate for students seeking to become a licensed funeral director/embalmer in states requiring 60 credits in addition to the Mortuary Science program.

Examples of states requiring 60 credits in addition to the Accredited Mortuary Science Program: 

  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

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Licensure Requirements

To see a complete list of the licensure requirements of the states, please visit the National Funeral Directors Association website at