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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is located on the Scotch Plains campus (moving to Newark, NJ in August 2018).  It is a full-time (5 days/week) fifteen month program starting in September which covers both clinical and didactic instruction in abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological and neonatal neurosonography ultrasound.  The course of study includes Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation and Applied Sonography.  Clinical training is provided in active Radiology and Perinatal Testing departments equipped with the most advanced ultrasound equipment.  The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program offers 4 educational options based on an applicant's prior educational history.  The professional curriculum is exactly the same for all options.

We invite you to look at the options below & explore our program.



Option 1 Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This option is designed for applicants with a minimum of 60 college credits or a graduate of an accredited 2 year allied health program such as (but not limited to) radiography or nursing. 

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Option 2  Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) – Completion Degree

This option is only available to Biology majors at selected four-year colleges & universities in NJ. 

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Option 3 Second Bachelor of Science

Prospective students must have a baccalaureate degree (BS or BA) from an accredited United States University or College or the equivalent from a foreign “accredited” school.

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Option 4 Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) – Post Completion of Certificate Option

The BSMIS is a joint degree with Thomas Edison State College. Rutgers-SHP Graduates of the
Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate program that have successfully passed their national board examinations can continue their education to complete a BS degree. 

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