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Diagnostic Medical Sonography, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 54 months
    Duration
Chicago, IL, United States
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography programme offered by Roosevelt University is a 3+1.5 program in which the first three years of course work is completed at Roosevelt University with the final year and a half completed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
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Overview

Diagnostic medical sonography technologists are involved in direct patient care. Diagnostic medical sonographers use high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues and blood flow inside the body.

Roosevelt University is the only university that is affiliated with all four of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Clinical School programs. Our downtown Chicago location allows students to continue to live on campus and have access to the RU support services and activities during the 18 month clinical training.

Diagnostic medical sonography technologists are involved in direct patient care. Sonographers work closely with physicians by providing diagnostic images and a summary of technical findings to aid in reaching a medical diagnosis. This is a non-radiation modality, and it may be used on any patient, from unborn babies to the elderly. Sonographers may work in a hospital, a clinic, a physician's office, education, sales or as an applications specialist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 54 months
  • Credits
    132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Ecology, Evolution and Genetics
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry I, II, III
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Physics I: Mechanics and Heat with lab

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Self-report cumulative high school GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Note, official transcripts and test scores are only required upon the request of Roosevelt University.
  • Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Admission into the ALH diagnostic medical sonography major at Roosevelt University follows the basic admission criteria. However, admission to clinical training is at the discretion of the clinical affiliate, Northwestern Medicine. Students are not guaranteed admission. The minimum GPA for clinical application for this program is a 2.5 GPA overall and a 2.5 GPA in the prerequisite courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31493 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31493 USD per year and a duration of 54 months.
  • National

    31493 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31493 USD per year and a duration of 54 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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