University of Nebraska Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admission Requirements for any Specialty Track:

  1. Graduate from an accredited Radiography program. Students in their final months of study may apply.
  2. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application submission.
  3. Radiography program GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application submission.
  4. Complete the specific courses outlined below at an accredited institution of higher learning prior to beginning the DMS program.
  5. For Bachelor track only: You must have 79 transferable semester credit hours (which includes the prerequisites listed below and your Radiography program coursework).

Required Prerequisites:

  • Written or Oral Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Physics (general college-level and/or radiographic physics)
  • Human anatomy and physiology

Required prerequisite courses must be completed for a letter grade [Exceptions to this policy due to COVID-19] Grades lower than a "C-" will not transfer to UNMC for credit.

Admission requirements are subject to change.

Students are asked for their specialty track (General or Cardiovascular) and campus location preference during the admission process. Enrollment in each specialty track and at each campus is limited.

The admissions committee, composed of program faculty and administration, evaluates the qualifications of each applicant and makes the final selections for admission, specialty track and campus location.

Accepted students will be required to complete a background check and substance abuse testing prior to program matriculation. Additional requirements may vary by clinical site. DMS Admissions Policies are in the College Student Handbook.

Transfer Credits

The sonography program at UNMC offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences. Enrolling students will receive a maximum of 60 semester hours of transfer credit for their Radiography program. College transcripts are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if the 21 hours of required course work has been met. Course descriptions and syllabi may be requested to determine equivalency. Applicants will be provided with an Individual Plan of Study for their Professional Program Completion. Contact Us for details.

How to Apply