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Dietetics with Dietetic Internship M.S.

Admissions Deadlines

Students will be admitted once a year via a competitive admission process. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15 each year. Applicants will be notified of a decision by mid-April.

Admission Requirements

Step 1: Apply to DICAS - the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service

  • The online application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2017.
  • The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application. 
  • Declaration of Intent or Verification Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics is required. 
  • The personal statement should include research interest areas for the capstone, potential in graduate program and experience with online learning, in addition to the standard DICAS questions. 
  • Letters of recommendation should be from three individuals familiar with your academic/employment performance. Two faculty members and one employer/volunteer coordinator are recommended. 
  • If you have technical concerns with your application, please contact DICAS.

Step 2: Register on D&D Digital

  • Register online for computer matching.  You will be asked to provide a ranking of dietetic internships for which you wish to apply.  If you do not complete this step, you will not be eligible for the program.
  • The fee to register with D&D Digital is $50.

Step 3: Mail a non-refundable $50 Application Screening Fee

University of Northern Colorado
Nutrition and Dietetics Program
Attn: Janice Riegel
Gunter 2280, Campus Box 93
Greeley, CO 80639

  • Make checks payable to the University of Northern Colorado (cash will not be accepted).
  • You may be asked to participate in a telephone interview.  If you are not requested to participate, this does not mean that your application is not being considered.
  • During the application screening process, your application documents are reviewed and a numerical score calculated by members of the review committee is used to rank applications.  An objective spreadsheet is used to calculate the points each applicant has earned during the review process.
  • Please note: For the M.S. in Dietetics with Dietetic Internship, you are not required to submit the Preceptor Form, Facility Form and Rotation Summary Form. These will be due during the first year of the program once accepted.

Step 4: Apply to UNC Graduate School after Internship Match

Once matched into the UNC MS Dietetics with Dietetic Internship through D&D Digital, you have 10 business days (by 5 p.m. MT) to apply to the UNC Graduate School.

  1. Complete the online application and pay the application fee.
    • Domestic: $50 non-refundable application fee
    • International: $60 non-refundable application fee
  2. Request one official transcript from every accredited college or university attended or from which you earned credit, except UNC. Official transcripts from each college are required, even if courses taken at one institution are listed on another schools transcript. This includes concurrent enrollment courses taken while in high school through an accredited college. You do not need to provide study abroad transcripts. Official transcripts may be sent via mail in an unopened sealed envelope or through an electronically secure digital program directly from the issuing institution. Mailed transcripts should be send to UNC Graduate School and International Admissions, 501 20th Street, Campus Box 135, Greeley, CO 80639. Electronic transcripts should be sent to grad.applicationmaterials@unco.edu. We do not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from the student.
  3. Each applicant must:
    • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
    • Posses a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the most recent 60 credit hours and grades of "C" or better in all didactic dietetics courses are required.
  4. Request official GRE scores from the Educational Testing Service that are less than five years old. The institutional code for UNC is 4074. The minimum GRE scores:
    • 140 quantitative
    • 146 verbal reasoning
    • Combined score of at least 297
    • Analytical writing 3.5
  5. For more information about the UNC Graduate School admission process, please email the Graduate School or call 970-351-2831. Admission to the UNC Graduate School does not guarantee admission to the M.S. in Dietetics with Dietetic Internship Program.

Additional Information:

Please note: Graduate courses taken at another institution or at UNC must be taken within five calendar years of graduating from the MS in Dietetics program.

Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the Graduate School and then sent to the faculty/program for an admission decision. The timing of the admission decision depends on each individual program’s deadline and review process.

International Applicants

International applicants (non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. Permanent Resident) please refer to the International Admissions Requirements page for further information about submitting transcripts, English proficiency scores, passport copy and financial documentation.

For More Information
For more information about the admission process, please email the Graduate School at grad.school@unco.edu, or call 970-351-2831.