Application requirements and steps for the M.S.+D.I. program

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for the M.S.+D.I. program, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from an ACEND accredited university, college, or foreign equivalent as determined by a recognized credentialing agency.
  • Declaration of intent to complete or verification statement from an ACEND-accredited didactic program in dietetics.
  • A minimum overall academic GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum major GPA of 3.0.
  • Recency of education will be evaluated on an individual, case-by-case basis and decided upon by the program director and faculty or admission; credit for previous experience is also individual and should be discussed with the program director.

Transfer of graduate credit or supervised practice

Credit for prior work experience

DICAS and D&D digital application deadlines are February 15.

Second round application instructions

If you did not make the first-round match on notification day, please release your DICAS materials to our program. Then, email a brief description of your DICAS application including your GPA and work history to We will begin screening second-round applications immediately, and notification will be issued by email or phone. All unsuccessful applicants also will be notified.

Information for international students

In addition to the requirements above, international applicants must follow the international application process and admission standards of the Office of International Affairs.

To earn admissions as an international applicant you must also meet these program requirements:

  • If you are a non-native English speaker, you must meet the minimum requirements for English proficiency.
  • Applicants who complete coursework outside of the United States must have their official foreign transcripts evaluated and translated by an approved independent educational evaluating service based in the United States at their own expense. The evaluation should establish a degree equivalent and course-by-course equivalent for all foreign coursework.

Minimum requirements for English proficiency

The test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) test is used and you must meet the following scores for each sub-section and total.

  • Reading: 22
  • Listening: 22
  • Speaking: 26
  • Writing: 24

Approved evaluation services

International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Phone: 310-258-9451

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: 305-273-1616

World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
PO Box 745
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: 212-966-6311
World Education Services

Support for transcript services is available for international applicants.