How to Apply

The information below applies to the Fall 2024 admission cycle.

Application Procedures

Application materials should be received by March 15 to be considered for admission. Late applications may not be reviewed after this date. Send all materials to the CHP Office of Admissions unless otherwise instructed.  Applicants must provide:

  1. UAMS Online Admissions Application (OAA): An online application to the college is required and is available on the website.  A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the OAA application.  On the first page of the application, be sure to make the following selections to choose this program:
    -Academic Career: Undergraduate
    -Campus: Main UAMS Campus
    -Term: Fall
    -Academic Program: College of Health Prof UGRD
    -Admit Type: Applicant
    -Academic Plan: Diag Med Sono Traditional BS
    -Academic Sub-Plan: N/A
  2. Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or university you have attended to forward an official transcript of your course work. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all undergraduate courses is required.
  3. Professional Observation: Applicants are required to gain an understanding of the responsibilities and duties of the diagnostic medical sonographer through direct observation of an ARDMS Registered Sonographer in a hospital department where sonography is practiced and through discussion with current sonographers in the field.   The form must be received before the March 15.  Download the Professional Observation Form
    For more details on this requirement, please contact the department
  4. Academic Advising/Interview: Qualified applicants will be invited to a group interview and academic advising session. More details will be sent to applicants after applying.
  5. Essay: The submission of a written essay is required. All applicants must submit an original, typed essay no longer than 750 words that addresses the following questions:
    1. Why do you want to enter the diagnostic medical sonography profession?
    2. What are some experiences (healthcare, military service, community service, etc.) that have helped to prepare you for your career?
    3. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses or areas needing improvement?
  6. TOEFL scores as applicable.  See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of the catalog.

*Admission Requirements for Foreign, Non-permanent Resident Alien, and Non-native English Speakers: All applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent resident aliens or for whom English is not their native language must meet additional admission requirements. Please consult the Admission/Academic Information section of the CHP Catalog.

Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability status as a criterion in deciding against any individual in matters of admission, placement, transfer, hiring, dismissal, compensation, fringe benefits, training, tuition assistance, and other personnel or educationally-related actions.

All documents should be submitted to: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Health Professions, Office of Student Affairs, UAMS, #619, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. Telephone: (501) 686-5730.

State Authorization of Distance Education and Clinical Placement Policy

**All accepted applicants must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical sites during the didactic and clinical phase of the program. Matriculation into the program is contingent upon acceptable background check and drug screen results. Adverse results of a background check will be considered on an individual basis and may result in an inability to matriculate into the program. Enrolled students may be randomly drug tested throughout the curriculum and clinical sites may require updated background checks. More information about the requirement will be provided to accepted applicants.