The National Academy of Mortuary Science began in 1987 at Boca Raton Florida. Dr Duke Kloss was a professor of mortuary science at Lynn University. Dr Kloss was the senior management instructor, working directly under John Chew, PhD.
Soon we realized the need to train unlicensed technicians. Clearly, a training program was needed to train the thousands of novices that enter funeral service each year.
Our next goal was to offer a program in which an accomplished funeral director, with considerable experience and
community recognition could recieve a degree in funeral service education. After careful consideration, and more than a little research, our board realized that we could offer a non-accredited
Doctorate of Philosophy in Funeral Service Education.
The requirements for this degree are many. The pages of this website are few, because of this I would request that each visitor read each page carefully, and determine if this is for you.We have had several instances where a
spouse or child may take the Certified Mortuary Technician course, while the parent gets involved in qualifying for their PhD.
Occasionally a firm will run multiple staff members through our programs, and then follow up with a press release announcing that the entire staff has received advanced schooling. The main thrust here is to establish your firm as the death-care authority. This is helpful in targeted advertising campaigns, gaining high-quality speaking
engagements teaching in colleges of mortuary science, and writing for the industry.
Our registrar is Stephanie Hammett 501-625-3663 by email: MortuarySchool@aol.com
Dr Duke Kloss 501-622-8058 Duke@DrKloss.com
National Academy of Mortuary Science 1011 Central Avenue Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71901