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First-Year Advising Guide - Funeral Service Diploma

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Welcome to the Funeral Service Diploma at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Funeral Service Diploma. As a student at Mount Royal, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities. The information in this guide is a useful resource as you learn about your Mount Royal program. See below to help you plan your first year in the program.

Diploma overview

The Funeral Service Diploma integrates core online courses, experiential learning through a supervised practicum, and work experience courses. This program prepares you to license as a funeral director and as an embalmer.

This diploma consists of 20 required courses and can be completed through full-time or part-time studies. Visit our Plan Your Studies page to access our Program Planning Guide, and review sample 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.

Registering for courses

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. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

To get started, please visit the Plan your Studies page for information like:

  • Your Program Planning Guide
  • Step-by-step registration instructions with the Course Registration Tutorial
  • Preparing for work experience and embalming practicum labs
  • Information about textbooks, orientation, preparing for your first week, and more. 

For additional information on transfer credit, waitlists and more, visit the Registration Resource Website.

Track your progress

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 log in to mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab. Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

International students

International students who complete the program while residing outside of Canada may not be required to obtain a Study Permit.

Your advisor

The Funeral Service Drogram has a dedicated administration team that is here to support you during your time at Mount Royal. You can connect with your advisor at fde@mtroyal.ca with questions about your course selection and program path.

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