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Dietetics MS (With or Without Dietetic Internship) – Online

Get Started – Program Starts Each Fall Term

U.S. applicants (outside of Colorado) for online programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.

Application Deadlines

Students will be admitted via a competitive admission process.

Priority / MS + Internship Deadline: February 15
All applications received by February 15 (MS + Internship applications must be postmarked by this date) will be evaluated as a group and notified of a decision by the middle of April. Applications received by this date also receive full consideration for department scholarships and graduate assistantships.

MS Degree-Only Deadline: June 1
Additional applications for the MS-only program will be considered on a space-available basis until June 1.

Application Process

The application process and necessary forms are available on the Nutrition and Dietetics Department website:

International Applicants

All international (non-U.S. citizen) applicants should mark Yes for "Are you an international student?" at the beginning of the graduate application process. In addition to any application steps listed above, you will also need to prepare the following for your application:

  • Demonstration of Language proficiency – either a Qualifying test score (TOEFL iBT: 80, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 60) or a petition for exemption. UNC's institutional code for TOEFL is 4074.
  • Copy of passport bio/photo page * 
  • Financial Documentation * # – we will need to verify that you can pay the estimated costs (tuition, fees, room, board, insurance, books, supplies, travel) for the time you will be in the U.S. Those applying to programs that last longer than 1 year will only need to provide proof for the first year at the time of application.

* = Items marked with * are only required for applicants who will be coming to the United States.

# = Items marked with # are not required with your initial application. You will submit them after you have been admitted to UNC.

For more information about UNC International Admissions and the UNC Center for International Education, please visit the International Admissions site, email international@unco.edu, or call 970-351-2831.


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
$565/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


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