Distance Education 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 education 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 Distance Education (online) option to complete a substantial portion (more than 50%) of the
accredited program leading to licensure in funeral service are identified below.
- American Academy McAllister Institute; New York City, NY
- Arapahoe Community College; Littleton, CO
- Commonwealth Institute; Houston, TX
- Dallas Institute of Funeral Service; Dallas, TX
- DesMoines Area Community College; Ankeny, IA
- Fayetteville Technical Community College; Fayetteville NC
- Gupton-Jones College; Decatur, GA
- Hudson Valley Community College; Troy, NY
- Jefferson State Community College; Birmingham, AL
- John A Gupton College; Nashville, TN
- John Tyler Community College; Chester, VA
- Mid-America College of Funeral Service; Jeffersonville, IN
- Northeast Texas Community College; Mt. Pleasant, TX
- Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science; Pittsburgh, PA
- St. Petersburg College; St. Petersburg, FL
- University of Central Oklahoma; Edmond, OK
- Vincennes University; Vincennes, IN
- Wayne State University; Detroit, MI
- Worsham College; Wheeling, IL
Questions you should ask when choosing an online program.
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 the complete list of accredited programs, including those offering Distance Education options, by clicking on 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.