Step 2: Compile your supporting documents

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

  • Verification statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics and Prerequisite Course Completion Form listing only an accounting course.
    • If you do not have a verification statement, complete the Prerequisite Course Completion Form. At the time of your application, you must have completed all but one required course. 
  • Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree Requirements: If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree at the time of application you must complete this form. This form requires a signature from an advisor or a school official.
  • ServSafe Certificate at the manager level, the Food Safety Manager Certificate from NRSFP, or equivalent. 
  • 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.

Additionally, you will need to request official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. Please allow additional time for international transcripts. Send by email to or mail to:

School of Health & Human Sciences
Attn: SHHS Graduate Admissions Coordinator
1050 Wishard Blvd. 
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Step 3: Complete your IU CAS application

You'll apply to the program using the IU Centralized Application System (IU CAS). Submit your application, along with the application fee, by the deadline. For a fall start:

  • Early admission applications due by January 1
  • Regular admission applications due by May 1 

Invited candidates will participate in a remote or in-person admission interview with the program's graduate admission committee after the committee's initial application review.