The Mortuary Science program at Ivy Tech is taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty. Students will benefit from their knowledge and experience and learn in a hands-on practicum experience. Classes focus on educating students in every phase of funeral service including working with bereaved families and maintaining a working knowledge of the federal, state, and local regulatory guidelines. Students also learn the theoretical and practical aspects in all areas of funeral service including embalming, restorative art, and funeral service merchandising such as caskets and burial vaults. State licensing requirements mandate that in addition to completing the set curriculum, the student must pass the National Board Exam.
The Mortuary Science program is a selective program. When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the undeclared program while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The mortuary science program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.
Our graduates are currently working as embalmers and funeral directors. Our graduates work in public and private funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories.