There are several schools and options for diagnostic medical sonography. According to the Commission on Accreditation on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), there are 168 accredited programs across the United States. Some programs offer diagnostic medical sonography diplomas and certificates, while others have bachelor's and master's degrees in the discipline. There are also online programs. All accredited programs take 1 to 4 years to complete.
There are 13 CAAHEP-accredited schools that offer diplomas in medical diagnostic sonography. Baptist Medical Center Bowling Green Technical College Cox Health Systems Greenville Technical College John A. Logan College Johnston Community College Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences Moore Norman Technology Center New Hampshire Technical Institute Northampton Community College Ogeechee Technical College Southwestern Community College West Kentucky Community and Technical College
There are 72 CAAHEP-accredited schools that offer certificates in medical diagnostic sonography. Alvin Community College Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center Boise State University Bunker Hill Community College Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Chattanooga State Community College College of DuPage Collins Career Center--Chesapeake Columbia St. Mary's Crozer-Chester Medical Center (Keystone) Cuyahoga Community College Cypress College Delgado Community College Dona Ana Community College George Washington University Medical Center Grady Memorial Hospital Harper College Henry Ford Hospital Hinds Community College--Jackson Horry Georgetown Technical College Houston Community College System Hudson Valley Community College Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics Itawamba Community College Jackson Community College Johns Hopkins Hospital Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences Lamar Institute of Technology-Beaumont Loma Linda University Lone Star College System--Cy Fair Long Island University Lorain County Community College Louisiana State University Mayo Clinic, Mayo School of Health Sciences Merced College Mercy Medical Center-Canton Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Midland College Misericordia University Northwestern Memorial Hospital Palm Beach Community College Providence Hospital and Medical Center Rhode Island Hospital Rochester Institute of Technology Sanford Brown Institute--Atlanta Sanford Brown Institute--Dallas Sanford Brown Institute--Iselin Sanford Brown Institute--Middleburg Heights Southern Illinois University--Carbondale Southside Regional Medical Center St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center--Hartford St. Louis Community College--St. Louis St. Vincent's Medical Center St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Triton College University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences--Little Rock University of California San Diego Medical Center University of Colorado Hospital University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics University of Kansas Medical Center University of Maryland Baltimore County University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey--North University of Wisconsin Hosp & Clinics Vanderbilt University Medical Center Volunteer State Community College Washburn University Western Suffolk BOCES Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare--St Francis Hospital Wyoming Valley Health Care System Yale--New Haven Hospital
There are 85 CAAHEP-accredited schools that offer associate's in medical diagnostic sonography. Alvin Community College Argosy University/Twin Cities Campus Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Athens Technical College Austin Community College Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Owosso Bellevue Community College Bergen Community College Blackhawk Technical College Broward College BryanLGH College of Health Sciences Bunker Hill Community College Caldwell Comm College & Tech Institute Cape Fear Community College Central New Mexico Community College Central Ohio Technical College-Newark Chippewa Valley Technical College Cincinnati State Technical Community College College of Southern Nevada Community College of Allegheny County--Boyce Campus Community College of Rhode Island Cuyahoga Community College Del Mar College Delaware Technical and Community College--Wilmington Delta College--University Center El Centro College El Paso Community College Ferris State University Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences Foothill College Forsyth Technical Community College GateWay Community College Georgia Northwestern Technical College--Rome Gloucester County College Harper College Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Campus Hillsborough Community College Hinds Community College Institute of Allied Medical Professions Jackson Community College JFK Medical Center John A. Logan College Johnston Community College Keiser University-Daytona Keiser University-Fort Lauderdale Kettering College of Medical Arts Lackawanna College Lamar Institute of Technology-Beaumont Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences Lansing Community College Lone Star College System-Cy Fair Lorain County Community College Mercy College of Health Sciences Miami Dade College Middlesex Community College Midland College Montgomery County Community College--Takoma Park Mountain State University Nebraska Methodist College New York University Northampton Community College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Oakland Community College--Southfield Orange Coast College Owens Community College Palm Beach Community College Pitt Community College Saint Anthony Medical Center Sanford Brown Institute South Piedmont Community College Southeast Technical Institute Springfield Technical Community College St. Catharine College St. Cloud Technical College St. Catherine University Tacoma Community College Tidewater Community College Triton College Tyler Junior College University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College University of Texas-Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Valencia Community College Wallace State College West Kentucky Community and Technical College
There are 24 CAAHEP-accredited schools that offer baccalaureates in medical diagnostic sonography. Arkansas State University Baptist Memorial College of Health Science Boise State University George Washington University Medical Center Grand Valley State University Kettering College of Medical Arts Medical College of Georgia Morehead State University Mountain State University Nova Southeastern University Rochester Institute of Technology Rush University Seattle University Southern Illinois University SUNY Downstate Medical Center Thomas Jefferson University University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences--Little Rock University of Arkansas- Fort Smith University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, North University of Missouri--Columbia University of Nebraska Medical Center University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center University of Southern Indiana University of Wisconsin Hosp & Clinics Washburn University
There are three schools that offer CAAHEP-accredited programs in diagnostic medical sonography. They are Jackson Community College in Missouri, Montana State University in West Virginia and Washburn University in Kansas.
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