Nutrition and Dietetics/Coordinated Post-didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), M.S.
The M.S. degree for didactic programs in dietetics (DPD) is specifically designed for graduates who choose not to pursue a standard dietetic internship but who wish to complete a coordinated master's degree and supervised practice experience in order to establish eligibility to write the registration examination for dietitians and become a registered dietitian. This curriculum builds upon previous course work in nutrition and dietetics and culminates with an M.S. degree and a verification statement covering both didactic and supervised practice requirements.
Admission is based on a selective process. To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must:
- have a 3.0 G.P.A. or above
- complete an interview (by phone or in person)
- complete an online application
- provide 3 recommendation letters
- complete program prerequisites
- provide a DPD verification statement or equivalent
- College-level algebra, or higher
- Anatomy and physiology with laboratory, complete sequence
- General chemistry with laboratory (1 full year)
- Social Science elective (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology)
- Microbiology with laboratory