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The McAllister School of Embalming, founded in 1926, was one of five funeral service schools in New York City in the early twentieth century. Today, AAMI, a private, not-for-profit, two-year institute, remains the only funeral service school in New York City.

The American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service offers on-campus and online Associate’s degrees. The on-campus program allows students to complete degrees in 12 or 16 months. In addition to traditional classroom lectures, students participate in hands-on learning through labs and clinicals, held in conjunction with Bellevue Medical Center. Online students complete similar fields of study, and then complete a two-week Capstone clinical at the AAMI campus and Bellevue Hospital. Students engage with peers and faculty via discussion boards and email. In addition, AAMI supports a Continuing Education division that offers on-going programs and courses to enhance the skill sets of funeral service professionals.

Accreditation & Licensing

American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation


At this time, international students are not accepted into the online program.

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