Applying to the program

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admissions Information

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High School Students:

Ms. Jennifer Fisackerly (Admissions Officer)
Office Phone – 901.572.2519
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College Transfer Students:

Mr. Zachary Cox (Admissions Officer)
Office Phone – 901.572.2466
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Applying to the Program

To be considered for selection to the diagnostic medical sonography (DMS), applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Meet all Baptist College of Health Sciences (Baptist College) admission requirements and be accepted to the college. Admission to Baptist College does not guarantee selection to the DMS program.
  • Complete at least 24 credit hours of pre-program course work with a C or better, as specified by the DMS​ program. Courses marked with an asterisk in the degree requirements course listings must be completed in the required 24 credit hours. Select the following link to view course listing:  Degree Requirements.
  • Applicants should earn a B or better in all pre-program courses to be competitive.
  • Students will be required to complete all pre-program courses, specified by the DMS​ program, prior to enrollment in professional DMS courses. 
  • Earn a minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA (4.0 scale) which only includes grades earned in courses taken at Baptist College as well as grades earned in courses transferred to Baptist College.
  • To be competitive in the selection process, applicants should maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Current Baptist College students must submit completed Intent to Apply to Allied Health Programand signed technical standards forms to their academic advisor. Transfer students should contact the admissions office regarding these forms. The forms are required to be submitted prior to the appropriate application deadline.

Deadlines for application to the diagnostic medical sonography (DMS): 

All completed applications and supportive documentation must be received or postmarked by the published deadlines to be considered for selection to begin the DMS professional course work in the spring trimester of the following year. The deadline to apply for selection to the professional program is June 1. Based on program needs, an October 1 applicant pool may also be considered.


A selection committee for the diagnostic medical sonography (DMS) professional program will evaluate all completed applications. Applicants meeting the following criteria will receive priority consideration for interviews:

  • Current enrollees at Baptist College of Health Sciences (Baptist College)
  • Applicants with a strong academic background
  • Applicants completing pre-program courses at institutions with collaborative or articulation agreements

Because selection is competitive, applicants meeting minimum selection criteria are not guaranteed an interview.

Selection to the DMS program is based on the following:

  • Academic potential for success from the academic record.
  • Academic strength in previous college course work, with specific attention given to performance in the pre-program courses.
  • Past failures affecting cumulative college GPA and pre-program courses may impact selection into the program. Each file will be considered individually.
  • Preference may be given to qualified applicants completing courses at Baptist College.

Written essay and personal interview

Applicants will be required to complete a written essay and personal interview as part of the selection process. The written essay will be completed on the campus of Baptist College prior to the personal interview. Students will be evaluated on personal strengths and knowledge of diagnostic medical sonography.

Applicants will be notified in writing of selection to the program.