Sonographer training at Mayo Clinic

If you have a passion for helping people, an eye for detail and a love for anatomy, the Sonography Program offers one of the best sonographer training options in the area.

You can expect:

  • A unique curriculum where you’ll put what you learn in the classroom to practice right away in clinical experiences and scanning labs
  • Training opportunities in all three specialties of abdominal, OB/GYN and vascular sonography
  • To start working with patients after just five weeks, ensuring you’re completely comfortable with patients and fully prepared when you start your career

The program is offered in both Rochester, Minnesota, and Jacksonville, Florida. Lectures originate primarily from the Rochester campus and are made available to students in Florida using interactive video-enabled classrooms. All simulation labs and clinical rotations take place at your home campus.

We'll train you in hopes you’ll join us as a Mayo Clinic employee upon graduation, but we know you’ll be fully prepared for your first day on the job, wherever that may be.

Tuition and financial aid

Tuition and fees

Tuition for University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) enrollment

Students enrolled in this program will pay tuition through UMR. Information about tuition, fees, and financial aid is available on the UMR website. UMR students who find it necessary to withdraw from the program may be eligible for a tuition refund. Contact UMR for information about its tuition refund policy.

Tuition for certificate, UW - River Falls (UWRF), or Saint Mary’s University (SMU) enrollment — Rochester campus

Students enrolled in the certificate option pay tuition and apply for financial aid through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Students enrolled through UWRF or SMU will assume the below tuition rates, though they will apply for financial aid through their home university.

ItemCost
Tuition — 65 credits at $521/credit (2019-2020) $33,865
Clinical progress tracking application $150
Books $750
Uniforms $100
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography physics examination $225
Total estimated cost of attendance* $35,090

*Program tuition rates, fees, and related expenses are subject to change. These estimated expenses represent a good faith effort to disclose true costs of attendance.

Tuition for certificate enrollment — Jacksonville campus

Students enrolled in the certificate option in Jacksonville, Florida, pay tuition and apply for financial aid through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

ItemCost
Tuition — 65 credits at $389/credit (2019-2020) $25,285
Clinical progress tracking application $150
Books $750
Uniforms $100
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography physics examination $225
Total estimated cost of attendance* $26,510

*Program tuition rates, fees, and related expenses are subject to change. These estimated expenses represent a good faith effort to disclose true costs of attendance.

Living expenses 

Living expenses are not paid to the school. However, these expenses are considered for purposes of processing financial aid where applicable.

Withdrawal and tuition refund

Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the program may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition depending upon the date of withdrawal. See the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science withdrawal and tuition refund policy.

Financial aid

Financial aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Registrar can provide more details about financial aid offered for the Sonography Program.

Student stories

Student stories

How to apply

How to apply

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Jacksonville, FL
Campus and community

Jacksonville, FL

Rochester, MN
Campus and community

Rochester, MN

A day in the life

Sonographer

A day in the life

Explore what a sonographer does

Sonographers are trained to acquire and analyze sonographic images. During their day-to-day work, they help patients and perform ultrasound exams on various parts of the body to help the care team make an accurate diagnosis.

Accreditation information

The Sonography Program (Florida and Minnesota) is an accredited program.

Accreditation

The Sonography Program is accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Gainful employment disclosure report

The Department of Education requires disclosure of student debt and employment information to assist students in making informed decisions prior to enrolling in this education program. 

 

 

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