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Candidates for the Dietetic Internship will be required to meet the admission standards for the Master’s degree as well as the Dietetic Internship. These include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, a minimum 2.75 GPA, and three letters of recommendation. A comprehensive description of admission requirements for the Master’s degree is available at Miami University's Graduate School admission site.

In addition to these graduate school requirements, other requirements for acceptance for the internship will be a minimum GPA of 3.0 in DPD related coursework, letters of recommendation from DPD faculty, employers, advisors or other supervisors of work. A selection committee will use a rubric to score applications to choose candidates for interviews. An interview committee will evaluate for personal characteristics such as maturity, listening, interest in the Miami University program, adaptability, and understanding of the program and demands associated with the internship and graduate program.

Upon admission, interns will be required to have a background check, specifically, the Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigations for those who have lived in Ohio the last five years, if not, the Ohio BCI and FBI background check is required. Interns are required to provide a Verification Statement verifying completion of the undergraduate program in dietetics (DPD) in order to begin the Miami Dietetic Internship program.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited [program type] program at [Institution name] are eligible to [apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program/apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN].

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements visit

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN visit

Master's Program

Specifics from the graduate program application that will be utilized to determine suitable candidates for acceptance into the graduate program will be as follows:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum overall GPA score of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).  Applicants must submit an official transcript for each academic institution listed on the graduate school application.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Applicants will be required to pay the non-refundable application fee of $50

All students are required to have a complete medical examination within three months before the start of the internship at their own expense, and present a letter to the Dietetic Internship Director from the MD or DO certifying that the student is medically fit to take part in the program.


Specifics from the dietetic internship application will be utilized to determine suitable candidates for acceptance into the internship program as follows:
  • A minimum overall GPA score of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum GPA score of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in DPD nutrition-related courses
  • Three letters of recommendation from: DPD instructors, employers, advisors or other supervisors of studies or work
  • A personal statement (in 1000 words or less) which outlines:
    • Rationale for entering the dietetic profession and seeking admission to this program
    • Experiences that have assisted in preparation for the dietetics profession
    • Short-term and long-term goals
    • Strengths and areas of improvement
  • Resume documenting volunteer, work and life experiences, awards, achievements and any other information that would contribute to the uniqueness of the candidate.

Computer Matching Information

Computer Matching Information – A national computer matching process is used to select candidates for the Dietetic Internship. Candidates must complete the Spring Match application process by February 15th of each year. This includes the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Internship Matching.

Pre-Select Admission for graduates of Miami University's Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

Graduate of Miami University's Didactic Program in Dietetics may apply for preselection to the MS/DI program by completing the process outlined below. A maximum of 12 spots are open for preselection until Dec. 1 of each year. Remaining spots not filled through pre-selection will be open for the DICAS Spring computer matching process.

  1. Complete the application process and be accepted to the Miami University Graduate School,
    KNH Master of Science, Exercise Science and Health program by Nov. 1 of each year.
  2. Evidence of completion of Miami University's DPD program before MS/DI start date, i.e., DPD verification statement or letter from DPD program director


Please refer to the Graduate School Tuition and Funding page  and Miami's Scholarships and Financial Aid page for current information on university costs and expenses as well as financial awards and assistantships.

Estimated Dietetic Internship Program Expenses*:

  • Student Registration fee: $24.08
  • Graduate Application fee: $50.00
  • Books: estimated at $500.00 per semester
  • Lab coat: estimated at $50.00
  • Transportation: Mileage estimated at $0.55/mile
  • Medical examination and immunizations: cost varies
  • Background check: estimated at $35.00
  • Medical Insurance: varies
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: $50.00
  • Conference fees: $35.00 - $70.00
  • Other possible expenses – printing of professional poster for poster session presentations: $75.00

*Fees are subject to change.

Interns must have transportation to and from supervised practice rotations.

Currently, liability insurance is provided and maintained by the University for each student enrolled in supervised practice experiences approved by the University.