Lawson State is Excited to Announce Its New Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program--

  The initial focus of this program will be on Cardiac Sonography (the heart) with other focuses coming soon. 

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Watch the informational video below (produced by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography ) to learn more about this exciting career. 

Important UPDATED Facts You Should Know:

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How Long is the Program?  2 years.
What courses need to be completed prior to application? See the application link below.  All classes and requirements are listed on the first page. 
Do I have to pass a certification test upon graduating:  Yes
Once I apply, am I automatically accepted:  No.  Acceptance is competitive and based on a ranking system of
your scholastic and academic past performance.
How do I apply?  Complete the DMS Application (below) and submit it (along with all required documents
outlined in the directions) by the pre-set deadline.
What if I miss the deadline?  You need to wait until the next deadline date to apply.
Are seats limited? Yes.  Seats are limited in each co-hort. We take less than 20 students per co-hort.
Will I have to pass a background check?  Yes.  If you are admitted the program, you will have to pass a
background check.
Is this program eligible for Pell Grant students?   Yes. 
Is this program eligible for WOIA students? Yes
Are there Essential Functions I need to be cleared to perform?  Yes.  See your application for more information.
Is there a minimum GPA I need to apply?  Yes.  2.5
When does this program begin?  Fall 2020
Does this program have a sonography focus?  Yes...on the heart, echo.
Do I need an ACT score to apply?  Yes.  It must be 18 or higher
Do I have to be a certain age to apply?  Yes.  18 or older.
Are there certain courses I need to take before applying?  Yes. See the application below.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ADMITTANCE: Monday, April 30, 2020 by 5:00 pm (CST) for Early-Bird Fall Enrollment Consideration [or] Friday, July 13, 2020 for Fall Enrollment Consideration. Classes begin in August 2020


Directions:  Download and print off our DMS Application.  Be sure to read the application carefully and attach all required documents (as outlined in the directions).  Failure to follow the directions and miss attaching a required document (i.e., all transcripts, ACT scores, driver's license) will VOID your application. 

NOTE:  As with any competitive selection process, meeting minimum qualifications to apply to the DMS Programs DOES NOT guarantee admission.  Students are selected based on academic record and demonstrated scholastic aptitude and are competing for spots in the program.

Decisions related to program admission are NOT discussed with applicants.  Thus, you acknowledge by applying that you understand that you are entering a competitive selection process and acknowledge your understanding that NOT all applicants are selected.