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Eligibility and Requirements

The prerequisites to apply are as follows (sorry, no exceptions are made):

  • Applicant must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, radiologic technology program of at least 24-months duration (60 semester credit hours or 84 quarter credit hours).

    Please note: The required RT program is not available at the University of Kansas. Please use the links on this page to find schools offering accredited RT programs.

  • Applicants must be a registered radiologic technologist (ARRT) or must be registry-certified before the program start date in September.

  • Post-secondary credits, with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, are required in the following courses:

    • Communication skills (English, speech, or composition)
    • General college-level physics and/or radiographic physics
    • Human anatomy and physiology
    • Algebra, statistics (or higher) mathematics course

  • The student will be required to pass the ARRT registry exam before entrance into the ultrasound program.

  • Good physical and mental health are essential to the field of sonography. Physical or other disabilities are evaluated on a case by case basis by the program and by the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access. Please review the program's technical standards for details.

  • The Joint Commission requires all incoming students to provide a background check report to KU. This one-time fee must be paid by the student directly to the company performing the evaluation. Students will be asked to provide information and make the payment after they have been officially accepted into the program.

    A drug screening may also be required. For more information, please see the School of Health Professions background check and drug screening instructions.

Note: Students in this program are required to have a computer that meets the minimum software and hardware requirements.

International students: an applicant is considered an international student if they require a visa, or currently reside in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently reside in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency.

Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Please review the information for international students before applying.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Last modified: Jun 29, 2020

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

Learn about this program:

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For more information about graduation rates, costs, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please see the program's gainful employment disclosure.