Funeral Service Diploma


The Funeral Service diploma integrates core online courses, experiential learning through a supervised practicum, and work experience courses. This 1832-hour program prepares you to be licensed as a Funeral Director and as an Embalmer.

Course selection
This diploma consists of 19 required courses and can be completed through full-time or part-time studies. Visit our Plan Your Studies page to view a short advising video, access our Program Planning Guide, and review simple schedules.

Embalming Practicum (XFDC 20023) and Restorative Art II (XFDC 20010) courses are scheduled in Calgary. Students residing outside of the Calgary area will complete these courses during an Intensive Institute. Visit the Plan Your Studies page for more details.

Course registration guide
It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the Program Planning Guide.

To get started, please visit the Plan your Studies page for information like:
  • Your Program Planning Guide
  • Step-by-step registration instructions
  • Registration help sessions sign-up
  • Preparing for work experience and embalming practicum labs
  • Information about textbooks, and more.


mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed, and those requirements that are still needed for graduation. As you move through your diploma, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress.

You will login to mruGradU8 through your account, under the 'My Program' tab. Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.
International students who complete the program while residing outside of Canada are not required to obtain a Study Permit.
The Funeral Service program has a dedicated administration team that is here to support you during your time at MRU. You can connect with your advisor at with questions about your course selection and program path.