Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Use the most advanced equipment and techniques to help evaluate everything from the brain to the abdomen.

Program Details

Classroom and clinical learning go hand in hand within this degree program. You’ll practice your scanning skills in our updated ultrasound suite, using 3D/4D, elastography and other state-of-the-art technology. You’ll also observe a wide range of diagnostic exams and invasive procedures.

Work with faculty from all backgrounds, ranging from ob/gyn to vascular imaging, to prepare yourself to become a diagnostic sonographer specialist.

See the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job outlook.

If you already have an associate degree (or higher) or have completed a two-year, post-secondary allied health program, you may eligible for our certificate program.

PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Job
Growth
19%
Employment
Rate
83%
Median Salary
$75,920

YEARGRADUATIONPH CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONABD CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONO/G CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONJOB PLACEMENT RATE
Initial EnrollmentGraduatedRateAttemptedPassedPass RateAttemptedPassedPass RateAttemptedPassedPass RateGraduatesJobs within 12 monthsRate
20211515100%151386.67%14857%151173.3%151386.67%
2020151387%131185%1212100%1313100%131292%
2019151280%1212100%9889%121192%121083%
2018151387%131292%11982%111091%131077%
2017151280%1212100%99100%1212100%121083%
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Tuition

Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered both
online and in-person.

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Curriculum

First Year: Associate Degree in Applied Science
Second Year: Associate Degree in Applied Science
NEW - First Year: Associate Degree in Applied Science*
NEW - Second Year: Associate Degree in Applied Science*

* Students starting the DMS program prior to August 2022 (Academic Year 2022/2023), please refer to curriculum in the College Catalog for the year you were admitted.

Accreditation

The General DMS Program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

CAAHEP
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

JRC-DMS
6021 University Blvd., Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443-973-3251

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Meet the Faculty

Kathryn Zale

Kathryn E. Zale, MS, BA, RDMS, RVT

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/ Vascular Sonography Instructor

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Maryglo Stroik

Maryglo Stroik, MHA, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)

Program Director - Vascular Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Tawni Welsh

Tawni Welsh, BS, RDMS, RVT

Clinical Coordinator - Vascular Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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