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Admission Requirements

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for admission to the University of Charleston’s diagnostic medical sonography program:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. General admission to the university.
  3. Submission of $25.00 application fee to the university.
  4. Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C”:
    1. College Algebra 
    2. General Physics for Sonography 
    3. Human Anatomy & Physiology 
    4. Communication Skills 

Please consult the university catalog and website for more detailed information on program admission requirements. Completion of the above requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the DMS Program.  Students must go through a selection process and the top students are selected.  Number of students selected is based on clinical site availability.

Application and Admission

The program begins with an academic year of prerequisite study in basic sciences during which you complete requirements for admission to the DMS program. Admission to the program is selective, and acceptance at University of Charleston does not guarantee admission to the program. You can fulfill prerequisites through either study at UC or qualifying transfer credit.


All application materials must be on university file no later than June 15 of the year for which the application is made. It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure all documentation has been received by the admissions processing office and the diagnostic medical sonography program. The selection process occurs in the summer semester prior to the program beginning in the fall semester.

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