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Program: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BS) (including all tracks)

Campus: Boston
Priority Filing Deadline: February 1: However, we will continue to review applications until spaces have been filled
Application Available: September 1
Program Start Dates: Year I  Fall; Year II  May
Admission Contact: Jordan Hunt
Next Information Session: Events

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Average Accepted Student's GPA: 3.2-3.4

Entry into Year I, Boston:

While there are no specific required courses for entry into the first year of our Boston program, the Admission Committee will look for success in any math and science courses you have already taken. If you complete any of the courses listed below under “Required Courses for Entry into Year II”, with a C or higher at a regionally accredited college/university, you will receive transfer credit and your first year course load may be lighter. However, due to the lock-step nature of MCPHS University programs, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. Courses, other than elective courses, may not be moved forward in your schedule.

Required Courses for entry into Year II (May Start) in Boston:


Anatomy & Physiology I w/laboratory



Anatomy & Physiology II w/laboratory


Basic Chemistry I w/laboratory


Basic Chemistry II w/laboratory


Physics I (Algebra-Based w/ laboratory)


Algebra & Trigonometry

Acceptable substitutions include: Pre-Calculus or Calculus


Expository Writing I


Expository Writing II


Additional Courses that can be transferred to Boston, but are not required for a spot in the Boston Year II program:


Interpersonal Communication in the Health Professions


Introduction to Psychology



Acceptable courses include: Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics


American Culture, Identity, Public Life

Acceptable equivalents include: American History, US History, US Government, Western Civilization


Humanities Elective

Acceptable courses include: Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages


Social Science Elective

Acceptable equivalents include: History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics


Behavioral Science Elective

Acceptable equivalents include: Any upper level psychology course


General Elective
Healthcare Ethics


Courses (as indicated above) must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses must be completed no more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS University.

Application Checklist:

1. Apply Here

2. Please mail in the following items to:

Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

  • Official College Transcripts from each institution attended
  • Official High School Transcript for any applicant who has not previously earned a BS/BA degree
  • One Letter of Recommendation, must be in a sealed envelope signed on seal by recommender (professional, professor, or academic advisor)
  • Official AP or CLEP Scores if applicable (transfer credit granted for AP Scores of 4 or 5 and CLEP Scores of 50 or higher)
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores for applicants who have not completed 30 or more college credits
  • Official transcripts from non-U.S. secondary schools, colleges or universities must be sent to the World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation.
  • If English is your second language, you will be required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 79 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score 6.5.