Master of Science in Dietetics
This 17 month non-thesis degree is an accredited, advanced degree dietetic internship program with a concentration in Community Research and Wellness designed for students who want to complete their ACEND accredited 1200 hour supervised practice experience concurrently with related graduate coursework. The M.S./DI program requires 36 graduate hours including 9 hours of internship practicum and 12 hours of electives. Graduates of this program become eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
Students must pass a written comprehensive exam at the end of the program in order to obtain a M.S. degree. Students must be enrolled in the University during the semester or summer session in which the comprehensive exam is administered.
The SHSU M.S./DI program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600, ext. 5400. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.
Dietetic Internship application deadline is February 15:
- Submission of the online centralized internship application (DICAS)
- Register with D&D Digital for computer matching
- SHSU DI Application Fee
Only students matched to the DI program will complete the M.S. in Dietetics application.
The following documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Graduate Application
- Application fee
- Official transcript from baccalaureate degree granting institution, including the transcript that shows the date the undergraduate degree was conferred
- Official GRE scores - minimum score of 290 (verbal + quantitative)
Students should have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA or GPA of 3.0 or higher within the last 60 hours. A holistic review of each student’s application will be completed on a competitive basis.
The DPD verification statement from an ACEND accredited program with original signature must be submitted to the DI Director prior to the start date of the program.
|Master of Science in Dietetics|
|FACS 5079||Dietetic Internship Practicum 1||9|
|FACS 5330||Seminr Fam & Consumer Sci Rsch||3|
|FACS 5367||Consumer & Food Technology||3|
|FACS 5375||Seminar in Recent Developments in Family and Consumer Sciences||3|
|FACS 5383||Research Problems||3|
|SOCI 5314||Social Statistics||3|
|Select four graduate courses from FACS or HLTH 5000-6000 or approved by the Graduate Advisor or Director|
FACS 5079 is taken three times for a total of nine hours.
Note: All courses require Graduate Standing and admittance in MS in Dietetics program.