School of Echocardiography

New Application Deadline: Jan. 30

Saint Luke's School of Echocardiography provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in a specialized segment of sonography that is rapidly growing in demand.

Our program:

  • Is a nationally accredited, 18-month, hospital-based adult cardiac sonography program
  • Offers an affordable education
  • Ensures the highest level of education by having a curriculum that combines classroom instruction with guided clinical experience
  • Exposes students to a wide range of cardiac clinical experience
  • Provides specialized instructors with expertise in echocardiography
  • Has established accredited clinical sites for student clinical rotations

Students at the School of Echocardiography will be exposed to multiple specialty areas, including:

  • Adult echocardiography
  • Vascular ultrasound

View School of Echocardiography program description.

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Application deadline: Jan. 30, annually
Start date: September, annually

Career Opportunities

What is the job outlook for echocardiographers?

  • The job outlook for cardiac sonographers is excellent. It is a rapidly growing, dynamic profession that is projected to grow by 22% by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Salaries for sonographers are competitive and inline or higher than other professionals with similar levels of education.
  • Sonographers have a relatively flexible work schedule and can work full or part time.

Echocardiographers can work in:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Private practices
  • Public health facilities
  • Laboratories

Career advancement opportunities exist in:

  • Education
  • Administration
  • Research

Echocardiographers also have the ability to become:

  • Education/application specialists in commercial companies
  • Sales representatives
  • Technical advisers

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Program Effectiveness

Echocardiography Program Effectiveness Data (PDF)

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $25, submitted with application
  • Matriculation Fee: $100, must be submitted with acceptance letter to reserve applicant’s position in the program
  • Tuition: $10,330 for 18-month program (payment plans available; no financial aid offered)
  • Books: $1,000 (approximate), students are required to have all books purchased prior to the start of the program
  • Professional memberships: $200 (approximate), including SDMS, SVU, GKCES, ASE
  • National Registries:
    • SPI Physics: $250
    • Specialties: $275 each

National registries are the responsibility of the student. Fees are determined by the ARDMS and are non-refundable by the Echocardiography Program. Students may sit for the Physics (SPI) and Adult Cardiac Sonography registries in alignment with the prerequisite requirements determined by the ARDMS. 


Saint Luke's School of Echocardiography is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
P: 443-973-3251
F: 866-738-3444

Students will be able to apply for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) registries according to applicable prerequisite requirements. For further information, please visit the ARDMS website at

Contact Us

Saint Luke’s School of Echocardiography
901 E. 104th St., Mailstop 3000 South
Kansas City, MO 64131

Zach Tyler, BS, RDCS, RVT, Program Director
816-932-2815 fax

Loren Walters, RDCS, Clinical Coordinator
816-932-2815 fax

Tiffany Johnson, MBA, RDMS (AB) (OB), RVT, RT (R), Director of Sonography Education

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