Johns Hopkins Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

You are required to fulfill the following prerequisites (Carroll designators) with a grade of "C" or better. The combined grade point average of all prerequisite courses must average 2.5 or higher. Admission is competitive and acceptance is not guaranteed. You need to have a minimum of a two-year associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or be a graduate of a two-year clinically related accredited school in allied health (RN, RT, RDMS, Respiratory Therapy, etc.) with appropriate certification. The program runs for 14 months beginning in June.

$9,000 for the entire program

  • BIOL-210 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • BIOL-211 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • PHYS-101 Fundamentals of Physics 1
  • MATH-128 College Algebra - or higher-level mathematics
  • HIT-111 Medical Terminology
  • SPCH-101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • CIS-101 Introduction to Computers and Computing

At the time of the admissions interview, you will need to successfully complete a computer competency test of basic word processing and an internet search for information.


Your application must include the following:

  • Two recommendations from a college science or math instructor and your present employer. These are to be completed on the forms provided on Johns Hopkins' website with the application. Applicants who are certified in a clinical health care specialty must request recommendations from the program director and their present employer.
  • A statement of intent, in 200 words or less, stating why you are choosing a career in  health care and outlining specific career goals in medical imaging
  • A documented shadow experience in a Diagnostic Medical Sonography facility is highly recommended.
  • You are strongly encouraged to obtain volunteer and/or employment experience in a clinical health related setting.
  • Non-refundable application fee payment of $25.

The application, Shadow Day form, and recommendation forms are available on Johns Hopkins' Web site .

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