Application Process


Up to 14 students are accepted on a competitive basis each year to the Echocardiography Program.

How to apply

Classes begin in August.

Your application and all supporting documentation may be submitted beginning Nov. 1 and must be received by Feb. 1 for classes beginning in August.

BSHP option

Minnesota students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) degree option should complete the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) application for admission. BSHP students are jointly admitted to UMR and Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota, and do not need a separate application for admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Certificate option and other affiliated bachelor's degree programs

Students pursuing the certificate option or a bachelor's degree through St. Mary's University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls or Arizona State University should refer to these Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences application instructions:

  1. Online application and essay. Complete the online Application for Admission. After you create an account in ApplyYourself, sign in and select Application for Admission and complete each section. Do not select Lite Application

    Within the application system, upload an application essay. The essay should be 300 to 500 words and double-spaced. In your essay, describe why you are choosing the Echocardiography Program at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and a career in echocardiography. Please specify in your application essay whether you are applying for the Minnesota campus, the Arizona campus, or both.

    A nonrefundable $50 application fee is payable by credit card via the online application.

  2. Supporting documentation. Submit these materials:

    • Official transcripts of all high school, college and university credits. Transcripts must include the embossed school seal and should be sent in the original unopened envelopes.

      For both Minnesota and Arizona applications, please send the required materials that are not completed online in one envelope to:

      Echocardiography Program
      Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
      Gonda Building, Room 6-138
      200 First St. SW
      Rochester, MN 55905
  3. Interviews. Applicants considered for an appointment are invited to visit Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, or Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, for a personal interview with the Admissions Committee. Only the top-ranked applicants are invited for an interview. Interview expenses incurred by applicants are not reimbursed.

    Applicants invited for an interview are asked to submit contact information for two references: one professional (work or volunteer) and one personal (teacher, mentor, instructor or clergy, but not a family member).

  4. Acceptance. Admission letters are mailed by the end of April. Your reply is requested within two weeks.
Feb. 23, 2018