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Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, General (Fast Track)

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

This program is designed for transfer students and bachelor degree holders. As a sonographer, the images you capture have the power to change lives. This program builds on your previous college studies and gives you a strong foundation in abdominal, ob/gyn, breast, pediatric, musculoskeletal, and vascular medical imaging. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for your new career assisting physicians in the accurate detection and diagnosis of medical conditions.

During the fast tracked time frame of 24 consecutive months, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences in prestigious New England area medical facilities. The year-round program gives you the benefit of an immersive education and prepares you for your career faster. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for national registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). And you’ll be fully prepared to grow as a leader in healthcare.

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Students with a bachelor's degree or the appropriate amount of college credits and prerequisites may apply to the fast track program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.

Required courses for students with a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab (8 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry I with lab (4 credits)
  • Physics I (Algebra-based) with lab (4 credits)
  • Algebra and Trigonometry (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Precalculus and Calculus)
  • Expository Writing I (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)

Additional courses required for students without a Bachelor's Degree:

  • Basic Chemistry II with lab (4 credits)
  • Expository Writing II (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • American Culture, Identity, and Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Introduction to Sociology or upper-level sociology course)
  • Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages)
  • Behavioral Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include any upper level psychology course)
  • Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics)

Prerequisite courses may be transferred in or completed at MCPHS prior to entering the professional DMS courses.

Official exam results from CLEP examination may be used for up to 18 credits of prerequisite requirements.

Year I-Fall
DMS 200 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography 2
DMS 202 Obstetrics/Gynecology Sonography I 3
DMS 204L Sonography Laboratory Procedures I 4
DMS 206 Abdominal Sonography 3
DMS 208 Sonographic Physics and Instruments I 3
Semester hours total
Year I-Spring
DMS 212 Obstetrics/Gynecology Sonography II 3
DMS 214L Sonography Laboratory Procedures II 4
DMS 216 Abdominal Sonography II 3
DMS 218 Sonographic Physics and Instruments II 3
Semester hours total

Year I-Summer
DMS 304 Problem Solving in Physics and Instruments 3
DMS 205 Breast Sonography 3
DMS 320 Introduction to Vascular Sonography (w/lab) 5
DMS XXX Sonographic Laboratory Procedures III 1
Semester hours total

Year II-Fall
DMS 302C General Clinical Sonography I 8
DMS 310 Critical Thinking in Sonography I 2
DMS 315 Pediatric Sonography 3
LIB 220O Intro to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals 3
Semester hours total

Year II-Spring
DMS 312C General Clinical Sonography II 8
DMS 410 Critical Thinking in Sonography II 2
DMS 420 Musculoskeletal Sonography 3
Semester hours total

Year II-Summer
DMS 412C General Clinical Sonography III 8
DMS 440 Advanced Problem Solving in Sonography 2
LIB 512O Healthcare Ethics 3
DMS XXX *Advanced Problem Solving in Vascular Sonography
Semester hours total

Total credits to complete degree requirements 82
*If the elective DMS XXX Advanced Problem Solving in Vascular Sonography is taken, total semester credits come to 14, and degree credits to 83.

Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. Discover our full list of Diagnostic Medical Sonography faculty

The MCPHS—Boston Diagnostic Medical Sonography—General Concentration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

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Student Outcomes: Class of 2017

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The Class of 2017 had a 5% attrition rate and a 95% job placement rate.

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 94% of students received one or more credential after graduation.