Application Process


Approximately 10 students are accepted on a competitive basis each year to the Sonography Program. Classes begin in August.

How to apply

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted between Nov. 1 and Feb. 1 for classes beginning the following August.

BSHP option

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

Certificate option

Students pursuing the certificate option should refer to the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences application instructions below. Having this page available while completing the online application is helpful, as these directions are specific to the Sonography Program.

  1. Online application and essay. Complete the online Application for Admission. After creating an account or logging in, select Application for Admission and complete each section.

    Within the application system, upload an application essay. The essay should be 300 to 500 words. Please keep in mind that the essay should be a reflection of your qualifications and interest in the program. Specify in your application essay whether you are applying for the Minnesota campus or the Florida campus.

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

  2. Supporting documentation. Submit 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.

    Send the required materials that are not completed online in one envelope to:

    Sonography Program

    1. Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    2. Siebens Building, 11th Floor
      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 Jacksonville, Florida, for a personal interview with the admissions committee. Only the top-ranked applicants are invited for an interview. Interview expenses incurred by the applicant are not reimbursed.

    Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to provide contact information for two references: one professional (job or volunteer service supervisor) 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.
Aug. 09, 2017