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Photo of diagnostic sonography students in a lab at Grand Valley State University. Photo was taken pre-COVID.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, B.S.

Diagnostic medical sonography is commonly known as "ultrasound." Sonographers are health care professionals who utilize imaging technology to assist in the process of medical diagnosis. Sonographers have skills that are utilized by many specialties, including emergency medicine, pediatrics, fertility, oncology, musculoskeletal, and general medicine.


91%
Michigan Alumni Work in their Field

91% of GVSU diagnostic medical sonography Michigan alumni work in their field.

15%
West Michigan Job Growth

Diagnostic medical sonography opportunities are projected to grow 15% in West Michigan by 2025.

Students Graduate as Board-Registered Sonographers

Students are qualified to take national board registries before graduation, allowing them to become board-registered sonographers immediately upon graduation.


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a 21-month long cohort program, which begin in the fall each year. Secondary admission is required. Admittance is selectively granted to students who have completed 2 years of required general education and prerequisite courses. Student applications for placement in the fall cohort are due by February 1 every year. Applications are available online.

Why Study Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Grand Valley?


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