Requirements and Application Information

Applications and Admissions

For consideration to the School of Cardiac Sonography, the application and other required documents must be submitted no sooner than December 1 and no later than the deadline of March 1st of the matriculation year. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Complete applications include:

  • A non-refundable application fee of $40
  • A completed application form
  • A letter of intent
  • Two letters of reference
  • Transcripts documenting all post-high school education

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the agencies in the United States that performs academic credential evaluations. Applicants with academic degrees from international institutions are required to take both the TOEFL and TSE examinations within twelve (12) months of the application deadline.

  • We cannot sponsor international students for an F-1 or J-1 Visa
  • We can only accept international students that possess a green card.

Please send completed applications to:

Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography
Echocardiography Program
Adult Echocardiography Laboratory
1800 Orleans Street
Zayed 4 #4052
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Admission Requirements

Individuals must present a strong academic background, especially in the supporting sciences. They need to demonstrate responsibility, a character of high moral integrity, good interpersonal skills and compassion.

Applicants must have a minimum of a two year associate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


  • College Algebra: A minimum of one semester of college algebra is required; a higher-level math course will also satisfy this requirement. **Statistics will not satisfy the college algebra prerequisite requirement.
  • Anatomy and Physiology with lab: A minimum of two semesters of college-level anatomy and physiology with a lab are required.
  • Medical Terminology: One medical terminology course is required; it must be an official academic course resulting in a grade on a school transcript; courses are available from community and technical colleges, or on-line.
  • Physics with lab: A minimum of one semester of college-level introductory physics with a lab is required.
  • Communications: May be met by English, speech or composition courses.

The prerequisite courses are required for all applicants and must be completed with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite coursework may not be more than 5 years old.

The most competitive candidates will possess:

  • A GPA of at least 3.0
  • Previous experience in patient care
  • Previous experience shadowing a sonographer
  • All prerequisite coursework complete at the time of interview (mid-March)

Contact Us

Contact us by email at [email protected] to learn more information about the Johns Hopkins Cardiac Sonography Training Program.