Diagnostic Medical Sonography
How to Apply
Due to limited seating, Diagnostic Medical Sonography requires you to complete a screening process before registering for classes in the program. Learn more about the screening criteria and deadlines from Coordinated Program Entry.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) is a four-term program during which the student will attain the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary for employment as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. A sonographer is a health care professional who uses high-frequency sound waves as a diagnostic tool to view the human body in order to aid the physician in the diagnosis of illness. Students study the use of sound waves to generate images of various parts of the human body.
The successful graduate will have the ability to conceptualize in 3-dimensional form. The program provides classroom didactic instruction, hands-on scanning, laboratory instruction and clinical experiences in a variety of medical facilities and outpatient diagnostic centers. Students are prepared to sit for the national board exams administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the specialty areas of “Abdomen”, “Obstetrics and Gynecology” and “Breast”. Successful completion of this exam results in attaining the RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) credential.