History & Highlights

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program was originally offered at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) as an on-the-job training opportunity within the Radiology Department in 1975. In 1988, the program with a general learning concentration was incorporated into the Division of Radiation Science Technology Education as a component of the multidiscipline baccalaureate degree program. At that time it became a recognized program in the College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP). The DMS program became accredited by the CAAHEP in 1991.


  • 100% of graduates have become registered sonographers on first attempt since 1998.
  • Graduate surveys report that 100% of graduates would recommend the program to others.
  • Employer surveys report that graduates meet and exceed the practice requirements of an entry level sonographer.