Mortuary Science FAQs
Have questions about this pathway? We have answers!
The Associate of Individualized Study is a 4 semester (61 credit) online degree which fully prepares the “pre-mortuary science student” for matriculation to the CCMS Bachelor of Mortuary Science 4 semester (62 credit) degree (16 months.)
Students enroll in the Terra State online program (no college credits required to enroll)
- Successfully complete all program requirements of the 2-year (4 semester) pathway program in the online platform
- Terra State confers the Associate of Individualized Study degree
Students matriculate into the CCMS BMS on-site program (the AIS meets all transfer credit requirements)
- Successfully complete all program requirements of the 16-month (4 semester) bachelor program on-site at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary campus located in Finneytown, Ohio.
- CCMS confers the Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree
Convenience and savings
- The 61 credit online AIS tuition costs about half the price of other regionally accredited transfer programs and is completed 100% online for your convenience. Tuition is only $201 per credit hour for in-state students and $202 for out-of-state students admitted into the program.
- The AIS is regionally accredited, which means your credits transfer seamlessly to CCMS and any other college in the nation. Admission to CCMS is guaranteed when you earn a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
Foster relationships with others who share your interest
- Terra State students will transition from their online program into the CCMS program as a cohort. This support network serves students well as they develop into CCMS graduates and future funeral service professionals.
Excellent introduction to the mortuary science curriculum
- Courses are selected for the “pre-mortuary science” student.
Yes, qualified applicants must provide official transcripts of prior learning or submit placement assessment scores indicating preparedness to take college-level English, reading, and math courses. Remediation plans may be developed for incoming students who have not achieved college level math scores.
Enrollment occurs twice annually, in the fall and in the spring. A maximum of 25 students are accepted each semester's cohort. Be sure to apply and register early due to space being limited.
No, this program is for anyone interested in mortuary science. In fact, out-of-state tuition is very competitive.
Yes. This program is 100% online, from the voucher option to take the placement assessment at an approved off-site testing location, to the option of corresponding with your academic and career advisor over the phone or online. However, you are welcome to visit our beautiful campus at any time.
Absolutely. As the baby boomer generation enters into retirement, the need for qualified funeral service professionals continually increases. According to the Occupation Outlook Handbook, overall employment projections will increase over the next decade. The median wage for funeral service professionals fluctuates based on geographic location and other factors, which you may find by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Yes. Although licensing requirements are governed by each state individually, the regionally and professionally accredited CCMS academic programs meet or exceed each state licensing board’s educational standards and requirements.
Yes. Both degrees are regionally accredited and therefore transferable to any other college or university in the nation.
Christine Stark - Academic & Career Advisor
Location: A100, Roy Klay Hall