Family & Consumer Sciences - Dietetic Internship
The Dietetic Internship program at Illinois State University is a 21-month experience offered in conjunction with a Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. The program is designed to provide the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of clinical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, and food service management with a concentration in Leadership & Project Management.
University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a master's program must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
- present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. Transcripts can be emailed from the university to Admissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Office of Admissions, 201 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 2200, Normal, IL 61790-2200
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must:
- Complete at least a Bachelor's degree
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Complete a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) with a DPD verification statement
A student applying to this program must participate in the DICAS and DND Digital national matching services by the February deadline. Please visit the Dietetic Internship website for additional information.
The GRE is not required.
International students need a minimum TOEFL score of 550.
Completion of a minimum of 150 hours of paid or volunteer work experience in food service and/or nutrition care is preferred.
The Distance Internship uses the online centralized internship application, DICAS. The online application must be completed for our program by 11:59 PM Central Time on February 15.
Applicants must also register online for computer matching with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Internship Matching service, D & D Digital. This service is necessary for you to rank your dietetic internship preferences.
Further information about computer matching applicant responsibilities can be found on the ACEND website.
Only those students matched to the ISU Dietetic Internships in April will at that time apply to Graduate School.
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
- be admitted unconditionally as a degree-seeking student into a graduate academic program, or have a minimum of 120 undergraduate hours if in an integrated degree program
- be in good-standing
- be enrolled full-time (typically at least 9 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters, or at least 6 hours during the summer session).
Graduate assistants receive
- monthly wages paid in the form of either a stipend or an hourly wage
- a waiver for 100% of tuition during a semester of appointment
- a waiver for up to 12 credit hours of tuition for the summer term immediately following a fall or spring appointment
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.