Apply to the Dietetic Internship–Master of Science (DI–MS) program

Step 1: Review admission requirements

To be eligible to apply for the DI–MS program, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally 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.
  • Three months of work experience. Work experience within or outside the dietetic profession is acceptable. For applicants with athletic scholarships, the required work experience is waived.
  • A minimimum overall academic GPA of 3.0 and a minimum major GPA of 3.0. Science grades in biochemistry and physiology must be B or better. Grades in upper-level coursework (300- and 400-level) within the dietetics major must be a B or better. Note: Grades more than five years old will be less heavily weighted. 
  • You must have completed your undergraduate degree within the last three years to be eligible for admission; credit for previous experience is individual and should be discussed with the program director. 

Step 2: Compile your supporting documents

Gather all supporting documents before beginning your application. You will be required to upload all documents into the DICAS application portal. 

  • Verification statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics.
  • If you do not have a Verification Statement, you will need to submit a Declaration of Intent to Complete form. Both of these forms require a signature from an advisor or a school official.
  • Personal statement, including your career aspirations.
  • The names and contact information of three people who have agreed to write a reference for you, such as former professors, supervisors, professionals, or anyone else who isn't a relative who can give an overall honest assessment of your abilities and character.
  • Secure your transcripts.

Step 3: Complete your DICAS application

To apply to the DI–MS, you must use the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) and D&D Digital. 

See ACEND Website for DICAS

Before February 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CT, submit your:

  • Application, Declaration of Intent to Complete or Verification Form, Personal Statement, names of three individuals writing your Recommendation Letters, and answers to specific questions through DICAS.
    • DICAS charges $50 for the first designation and $25 for each additional designation.
    • Contact DICAS at or 617-612-2855 for questions about the DICAS application materials or fees.
  • Mail your official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended postmarked no later than February 15, 2023, to the following address:

    DICAS Transcript Department
    P.O. Box 9118
    Watertown, MA 02472
  • Register online at the D&D Digital website as required by ACEND.

D&D Digital Registration

  • Pay the D&D Digital computer match fee and enter your contact information and Dietetic Internship preferences by 11:59 p.m. (CT) on February 15, 2023.
    • The Indiana University Dietetic Internship – Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program code is 2240.

Step 4: Notification Day

The DI–MS will accept 16 applicants for the 2023–24 class.

Starting on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 7 p.m. (ET), D&D Digital will post the intern names and their matches.

  • If you match with us, you must contact or call 317-278-0933 to accept your match by Monday, April 3, 2023, before 6 p.m. (ET). After this time, we are under no obligation to hold your opening. 
  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, following the Notification Day, the D&D Digital website will list DI programs with open positions.
    • If we have open positions, applicants who did not receive a computer match should follow the second round application instructions. 

Learn more about the DICAS application process

DICAS Applicant Video