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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

 Options: Associate

 Locations: Main Campus

Why Choose Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonographers are taught to work independently and to operate highly technical ultrasound equipment to acquire sonographic images. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use high frequency sound waves to produce images and data that assist health care professionals diagnose various disease and disease processes. Physicians depend on the sonographer's assistance with interpretation of the images to evaluate many body parts and structures, especially of the abdomen and pelvis.

Graduates of the program are eligible to write the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Examination as well as the Abdomen, and Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty exams.

Admission Requirements

New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.70 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.69 with college approval)
  • Minimum Composite Score of ACT 18/SAT 950 OR 3.0 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and Composite ACT 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

Admission Requirements to the Professional Sequence

  • Obtain a grade of B- or higher in the following courses: BIOL 109, MATH 115, and PHYS 130
  • Obtain a grade of C or higher in the following course: COHP 100
  • Obtain a grade of C- or higher in the following course: ENGL 150 All MATH, BIOL, and CHEM courses must meet the above requirements within two attempts. A withdrawal, W grade, counts as an attempt.
  • Application Accepted: February 1st - 15th prior to fall semester requested.

Detailed admission requirements are here


The Ferris State University DMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
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The History of Sonography

History of Sonography