Lawson State is Excited to Announce Its New Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program--
NOTE: The initial focus of this program will be on Cardiac Sonography (the heart) with other focuses coming soon.
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:
Click Here for General Information on Our Program
How Long is the Program?
2 years. First co-horts could take 2.5 years, depending upon course availability.
Is there an Eligibility Test I can take to determine if I am ready to apply?
Yes. See the link to the test below.
Do I have to pass a certification test upon graduating:
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
Is this program eligible for Pell Grant students?
Is this program eligible for WOIA students?
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?
When does this program begin?
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 updated facts
Have more questions?
**Information regarding the DMS Application and Program Start Date should be posted by Fall 2019.
Before applying take our Eligibilty Test.
Click the "Yes / No" picture below to see if you meet the basic eligibility requirements to apply.
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.