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Vascular Ultrasound, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 20 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Chicago, IL, United States
The vascular ultrasound program at Rush University is a seven-quarter program. The first year consists of nine months (three academic quarters) of classroom and student lab experience taught by registered vascular technologists (RVT) and vascular surgeons who are experienced practitioner-teachers in the field.
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Clinical sites are located both within the Chicago metropolitan area and beyond. The Chicago metropolitan area clinical sites include university hospitals in Chicago, community hospitals, and private labs in the Chicago area. 

Clinical site locations outside the Chicago area currently include vascular labs in Rockford, Moline, Ann Arbor (MI), New Hampshire, Charleston (SC), Tampa, and Seattle (WA). Upon admission, essentially all students must agree to attend a clinical site outside the Chicago metropolitan area for 2 sequential quarters of the 4 clinical quarters. 

The particular assignments will be done following the Winter Quarter of the first year using a lottery system. Final clinical assignments are made by the Program Director working with the Clinical Coordinator and may change at the discretion of the program if necessary.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
  • Credits
    188 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vascular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Vascular Medical Terminology
  • Ultrasound Physics and Physical Principles I
  • Ultrasound Physics and Physical Principles I Lab
  • Patient Care Practices
  • Patient Care Practices Lab
  • Venous Ultrasound Procedures
  • Venous Ultrasound Procedures Lab
  • General Pathophysiology I
  • Ultrasound Physics and Physical Principles II
  • Arterial Physiologic Procedures
  • Arterial Physiologic Procedures Lab
  • Cerebrovascular Ultrasound Procedures
  • Cerebrovascular Ultrasound Procedures Lab
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
  • Laboratory Management
  • General Pathophysiology II
  • Abdominal Vascular Procedures
  • Abdominal Vascular Procedures Lab
  • Advanced Vascular Testing and Topics
  • Advanced Vascular Testing Lab
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to Research Lab
  • Professional Practice in Ultrasound

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours at an accredited college is required.
  • Applicants who have taken their prerequisite coursework at a university outside the United States must have their coursework evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE).
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have graduated from high school or successfully completed a higher education degree program (Associate degree or higher) in the United States or one of its English-speaking protectorates may petition for waiver of the TOEFL requirement to the College of Health Sciences’ Dean’s Office. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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