The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science seeks to retain the national scope and diversity of its student body in the belief that the composition of the student body itself aids in the liberal arts education process and expands students’ horizons and opportunities. The College seeks to enroll a wide diversity of students who believe in the dignity of the funeral service, who are committed to competent, professional service, and who desire to obtain a highly technical expertise in mortuary science that will provide them with the confidence to provide all levels of appropriate service.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION AND GRADUATION
The CCMS Mortuary Science program offers both the Associate’s and the Bachelor’s degrees as fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the American Board of Funeral Service Education.
Both programs are campus-based with full-time schedules Monday through Friday.
An Associate Degree (AAS) will require the successful completion of FOUR quarters of coursework followed by sitting for the National Board Exam necessary for license eligibility. The Bachelors Degree (BMS) requires the successful completion of FIVE quarters of coursework followed by passage of the National Board Exam for license eligibility.
Because the CCMS provides concentrated mortuary science curriculum content only, in order to apply to CCMS you will need to complete the pre-requisite college semester credit hours of required general education coursework, have a letter grade of “C” or better in all transfer courses along with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 GPA or better. The college you attend must be regionally accredited in order to transfer coursework.
Please note that there are science courses that are required pre-requisites: the full schedule of curriculum, including pre-requite courses necessary for admission, is below.
STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
At the present time, TWO States (OHIO and MINNESOTA) require a Bachelor Degree for State licensing, ALL other States require the AAS for State licensing. CCMS encourages the completion of the BMS in the belief that a Bachelor’s Degree will serve the student well throughout their life and provide opportunities for furthering their education in other fields of endeavor without the need to complete a Bachelor’s Degree at some future date.
The student should contact their State licensing authorities directly and rely upon their guidance regarding licensing requirements.
In order to be licensed in any State the student will need to successfully complete the appropriate course of study (or better, such as the BMS), sit for and pass the ABFSE licensing exam, and then apply for licensing in their respective State. As noted, it is the student’s responsibility to confirm licensing requirements and procedures in their chosen State. However, the BMS degree will not be awarded until the student passes the ABFSE National Exam.
CURRICULUM AND PRE-REQUISITES
CCMS does not offer general education courses; all students are enrolled in either the AAS or BMS programs and all students must complete the first FOUR quarters (12 months) necessary for the AAS degree before they can enter the FIFTH quarter to complete the BMS degree.
All course requirements and grade regulations are included in the Academic Policies and the Student Handbook.
TUITION AND FEES
Pending action of the Board of Directors, the estimated tuition for Fall, 2013 for completion of the AAS program is $18,750 plus quarterly laboratory fees, books and miscellaneous items.
Pending action of the Board of Directors, the estimated tuition for Fall, 2013 for the completion of the BMS program is $22,500 plus quarterly laboratory fees, books and miscellaneous items. This cost is based upon completion of the AAS program at the cost above plus the final BMS semester calculated at the same credit hour expense.
Actual costs are billed on a quarterly basis dependent upon the number of credit hours taken. CCMS does not charge any differential for out-of-state students.
CCMS does not provide residential housing but does maintain a list of available local options.
Parking is provided free to all students on the CCMS site.
FINANCIAL AID (our school code: 010906)
CCMS students are eligible for full a range of financial aid, both loans and grants, offered by the Federal and State governments and for support from private organizations or foundations. Further information can be obtained by contacting Enrollment Management (see below).
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION