Application and Admissions Quick Facts

For campus applicants who are interested in the Associates in Specialized Technology and Diploma programs, you may submit your application for Fall 2017.

These programs will begin September 25, 2017 and the deadline for all application materials will be August 11, 2017.

Apply Online

For each application, you will be prompted to register for an account.  Questions?  Email: or call 412-362-8500, ext. 107

You may apply to the following programs:

Campus Based Programs

Offered full time or part time – Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 1:30pm.

  • Associate in Specialized Business Degree – Funeral Service Management (16 or 20 months)
  • Associate in Specialized Technology Degree – Funeral Service Arts and Science (12 months)
  • Diploma in Embalming and Funeral Directing (12 months)

Distance Education Programs

Offered as part time only

  • Associate in Specialized Technology Degree – Funeral Service Arts and Science (2 years)

Please Note: Not all states have a uniform licensure requirement; it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have met the educational and licensure requirements of their state. If you have questions, please contact your state board (licensing information can be found at  or the admissions office at PIMS 412-362-8500 for assistance.

PIMS is NOT accepting admission applications for its distance education program from the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Rhode Island
  • Wisconsin
  • Oregon

Finally, the states listed below require that all embalming requirements be completed on campus at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico

The above list is constantly evolving because at this time we have reached out to all 50 states and the District of Columbia and may be awaiting responses and/or decisions from many of those listed above.  Please check back frequently to check the status of your state.

This new mandate only affects PIMS Distance Education programs.  The campus-based programs are not affected. We continue to welcome students from all states.