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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6 p.m. (CT), D&D Digital will post the intern names and their matches.
- If you match with us, you must contact email@example.com or call 317-278-0933 to accept your match by Monday, April 3, 2023, before 6 p.m. (time zone of the program). 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.