Distance Learning courses are designed to enable completion of coursework at a time and place independent of the course
professor, typically via the internet. Currently, 43 programs offer some distance learning courses ranging from 1 course to virtually the entire degree.
Please note that all programs require certain laboratories and other hands-on activities to be completed on-campus and/or at approved off-campus facilities.
Institutions that provide students with the option to complete a substantial portion (more than 50%) of the funeral service program credits
online are identified below.
- Amarillo College; Amarillo, TX
- American Academy McAllister Institute; New York City, NY
- Arapahoe Community College; Littleton, CO
- Commonwealth Institute; Houston, TX
- DesMoines Area Community College; Ankeny, IA
- Fayetteville Technical Community College; Fayetteville NC
- Hudson Valley Community College; Troy, NY
- Jefferson State Community College; Birmingham, AL
- Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science; Pittsburgh, PA
- St. Petersburg College; St. Petersburg, FL
- University of Central Oklahoma; Edmond, OK
- Vincennes University; Vincennes, IN
Students planning to enroll in distance education courses offered by an institution located in other than their home state
(state of residence) are advised to check with the institution to be sure the institution is authorized to offer courses in their particular state. Students are also
reminded that licensing requirements vary state by state. With this in mind, students are also advised to contact the agency that regulates funeral service/mortuary
science activities in the state in which they intend to pursue employment to verify licensure requirements. See the list of licensing agencies.
Find a complete list of accredited programs, including those offering Distance Learning options, by clicking here Directory of Programs. The Directory of Programs includes
contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address of all program directors) arranged state by state.