Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS)

Become a medical sonographer in seven semesters, including pre-requisite courses, in our hybrid associate degree program.

Associate of Applied Science
22 months
Fort Wayne, Crown Point, Hybrid

Why Study Sonography?

Perhaps most associated with monitoring fetal development via ultrasound technology, medical sonographers play an incredibly important role in helping doctors evaluate all areas of the body, providing imaging that is pertinent to diagnosing and treating patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Demand for diagnostic medical sonographers is growing at a faster-than-average rate in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. An associate of science degree in diagnostic medical sonography equips you with the knowledge and technical skills needed for entry-level sonography positions — and gives you the credentials you need to pursue industry certification.

Expand Your Education and Career Opportunities

As a medical sonography student at Saint Francis, you have the chance to expand your career opportunities by earning a bachelor’s degree. Choose to enroll simultaneously in our Health Services degree program.

If you are already a credentialed sonographer looking to increase your skills, learn more about Saint Francis’ Echo Academy.


Number of openings for diagnostic medical sonographers projected each year, on average, through 2032



Projected growth in employment opportunities for diagnostic medical sonographers through 2032 (much faster than average)



Median annual salary for diagnostic medical sonographers


Why Saint Francis for Your Sonography Degree?

The University of Saint Francis is proud to be the region’s premier health science educator. Our sonography program, launched in 2021 in both Fort Wayne and Crown Point, builds on the strengths of our long-standing, highly successful nursing and allied health programs.

Through a mix of asynchronous online courses and on-the-ground labs and clinical rotations, you’ll receive training in abdomen extended, obstetrics/gynecology and vascular imaging. In this blended program, you’ll learn from an expert faculty of active healthcare practitioners.

With a strong liberal arts foundation and an education rooted in Franciscan values, you will leave Saint Francis ready to serve others as a compassionate, ethical healthcare professional.

High-Tech, High-Touch Learning

You’ll put your classroom learning into action as you practice skills and participate in real-world learning scenarios in state-of-the-art, professionally designed facilities like our simulation lab.

Hands-on learning experiences, whether on campus or during a clinical experience, also allow you to practice compassionate patient care, develop communication skills, and gain an understanding of overall healthcare operations.

Hands-On Healthcare Experience

As part of the sonography degree program, you’ll venture into real-world healthcare settings to further develop your technical and patient care skills, as well as gain experience collaborating with various members of a healthcare team.

Sonography students complete clinical hours at places such as:

  • Parkview Health Network
  • Lutheran Health Network
  • Dupont Hospital
  • Franciscan Health Network and Alliance Facilities
  • Community Healthcare System
  • Adams Memorial Hospital
  • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

Where Can You Go with a Medical Sonography Degree?

Sonography positions are in-demand in all kinds of healthcare facilities. Here are a few places where you might find employment:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians offices
  • Outpatient imaging centers
  • Specialty hospitals and care centers

During our program you will learn in areas of Abdomen Extended, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Vascular sonography.

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