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Admission Requirements

To be considered for entrance into the sonography certificate program, applicants must meet one of the following three pathways:

  1. You must be a graduate of an accredited allied health program (minimum of two years) with completion of pre-requisites listed in Pathway #3 and a minimum grade of "C" OR,
  2. A graduate of a Bachelor degree program, and completion of prerequisites listed in Pathway #3 with a minimum grade of "C" OR,
  3. Have completed prerequisites at the college or post secondary level with a "C" or higher that include the following:
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
    • Physics
    • English (oral or written communications)
    • Medical Terminology
    • Ethics
    • Math or Algebra
    • Patient Care

Note: Sonography Patient Care and Medical Terminology can be taken as co-requisites in the first session of the program.

In addition, for those wishing to pursue a degree, the University offers a dual profession with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging and a Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography which can be completed in a little less than 5 academic years. A minimum of two seats are reserved for Medical Imaging students who desire to enter into the Sonography certificate program during their senior year of their Medical Imaging degree.

What if I do not have some or all of the prerequisites?
Misericordia University offers the pre-requisites in various formats to accommodate the variety of an individual's schedule. Courses can be taken in the traditional day-time format, evening, weekend, on-line or off campus through our Expressway offerings or a combination of times. Prerequisites can be completed in 1 year attending on a part-time basis. A sample of the schedule could be:

Medical Terminology (MI 106) is offered on-line each semester. It is recommended to be completed prior to start of program, but can be taken in first fall of program. DMS 112 Sonography Patient Care (DMS) is offered in a weekend format early in the fall semester.

Contact Sheryl Goss, Chair of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Department, at (570)674-6790 or  for more information on prerequisite courses and schedules to complete them.