Admission Criteria

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from an ACEND-approved didactic program in dietetics.  
  • Completion of 12 graduate credits in nutrition including HNSC 7241X — Nutritional Aspects of Disease, HNSC 7240X — Assessment Techniques and Nutritional Care and 7213X — Human Pathophysiology with a grade of B or better in each course and an additional elective course. Students with graduate courses from other institutions may substitute the equivalent courses with approval from the program director.

Recency of Education Requirements for the Dietetic Internship

All applicants are expected to have a Verification Statement dated no earlier than five years prior to the internship start date.

When the Verification Statement is more than five years old, the applicant is expected to submit documentation of having taken, or in the process of taking, six credits of upper-level dietetics courses within the last five years from a university with a didactic program in nutrition and dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or evidence of clinical practice within the past five years. At least three of the credits must be in the subject area of medical nutrition therapy. Candidates are encouraged to contact the program director to discuss additional course work. The applicant is expected to earn a B or better in these courses.


Applications for consideration must be submitted electronically by Feb. 15 through the DI Centralized Application System (DICAS). Please contact DICAS customer support at 617.612.2855 or via e-mail for more information.