Admission to the Program

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Admissions Requirements:

  1. Graduate from an accredited Radiography program. Students in their final months of study are eligible to apply. 
  2. Current certification by the ARRT.
  3. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Radiography program GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Complete a shadow experience with a DMS Program Representative. (Email to schedule a shadow experience.)

DMS Admissions Policies are in the CAHP Handbook.

University / College Required Prerequisites:
Successful completion of 21 semester hours at an accredited college or university including:  

Language / Social Sciences (9 semester hours)

Mathematics (3 semester hours)

Natural Sciences (9 semester hours)

Requirements are subject to change. Grades lower than a "C-" will not transfer to UNMC for credit.

A minimum of 120 semester hours are required to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences.

Forty (40) hours are required for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

Enrollment in each program is limited and competitive. The admissions committee of each program, composed of program faculty and administration, evaluates the qualifications of each applicant and makes the final selections for admission.

Clinical Environment:

Campus Location:
Accepted students will be assigned to a campus location. Once a campus location is assigned, the student will be expected to remain at their assigned campus location for the duration of the program. Students are asked for their campus location preference during the application process; however, there is no guarantee as to what campus location will be offered. Campus location options: Omaha or Kearney. See the Campus Locations page for more information and housing options.

Get complete application details on How to Apply.

Application Deadline


Program Demographics:
Number of applications received: 12-16                        
Number of students accepted: Omaha Campus 8-10; Kearney Campus 2-4

  Applicants    Admitted
Average Prerequisite GPA 3.5 3.7
Average Cumulative GPA 3.5 3.66
Average Radiography Program GPA        3.66 3.8