Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Educational Administration

First Advisor

Donahoo, Saran


The purpose of this study is to gain insight on the comparative value of a DMS bachelor’s degree and associate degree. While there are multiple training routes to become a diagnostic medical sonographer, it is beneficial to understand the perspectives of those that have experienced how training correlates to practice. While participant perceptions varied, it was determined that an associate degree is comparable to a bachelor’s degree for Diagnostic Medical Sonography training in Illinois.




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