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Dietetics MS (With or Without Dietetic Internship) – Eligibility & Transfer Credit

Admission Requirements

All Applicants:
  • You must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, with a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) on the most recent 60 hours of college credit.
  • Minimum GRE score (taken within the last five years) of: 140 Quantitative, 146 Verbal Reasoning, and a combined score of at least 297 with an analytic writing minimum of 3.5. Test scores must be sent directly to the graduate school by the testing agency. UNC's institutional code is R4074.
Non-internship (M.S. degree-only) applicants:
  • This program assumes an undergraduate background in Nutrition and Dietetics and status as an active Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
M.S. degree with Dietetic internship applicants:
  • This program assumes an undergraduate background in Nutrition and Dietetics and completion of the Didactic Courses in Dietetics.
  • You must have a combined 3.0 GPA or better for all of your DPD courses, with at least a C grade for each course.
  • Complete your application to the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) and D & D Digital (links provided in the Application Process page once you Get Started/Apply). Admission to UNC Graduate School does not guarantee admission to the MS with Dietetic Internship program.

Eligibility by State

At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.

International Students

International students residing outside of the United States are eligible to apply to our online programs. Applicants for online programs must demonstrate English proficiency in order to be considered. Possible ways to demonstrate proficiency:

  • Qualifying test scores: TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 7.0, PTE-A: 54
  • Completion of a degree in the U.S., or from an English speaking country (parts of Europe, Canada), within the last two years.

Master of Science Degree (No Internship) Students

Students in completely online UNC programs are not required to come to the United States. You will not need student Visas or receive any immigration documentation, and do not need to provide financial documentation during the application process.

Master of Science with Dietetic Internship

For this program, you do not need to submit financial documentation with your initial application. You will need to submit financial documentation about 6-8 weeks in advance each time before you plan to come to the U.S. for your coursework. The financial documentation needs to demonstrate that you can cover the cost of tuition and living expenses for the time period that you will be in the U.S. This is so that we can issue a DS-2019 for you to be able to apply for a J1 visa.

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Master's and post-master's specialist degree students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at the University of Northern Colorado. All work counted in a degree program must be within five years for a master's degree and six years for a specialist degree. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.

Students who are including the Dietetic Internship must complete all course credit hours tied to the internship.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
Master's degree = 35
Master's + Dietetic Internship = 55
Time to Completion:
Master's degree = Less than 2 years
Master's + Dietetic Internship = Less than 3 years
Tuition:
$555/credit hour

Delivery Options:

  • Online Program - starts each Fall term
  • Note: Internship students will have a 3-day in-person orientation at start of internship

Please refer questions to:

Janice Riegel

970-351-2755

Program Coordinator:

Alena Clark, PhD, MPH, RD

970-351-2879

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