Admissions Requirements


Applying to the Internship Program

 The program participates Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and in the April (Spring) and D&D Digital dietetic internship matching cycle. The applicant must complete and submit their application to our program using DICAS by the DICAS deadline. Please refer to the DICAS Applicant Portal at https://portal.dicas.org or the DICAS Information page on the Academy’s website for guidance and deadlines. D&D Digital dietetic internship matching information can be found at https://www.dnddigital.com/

As of the academic year, the program will be a Master of Science in Allied Health with a Concentration in Nutrition with a dietetic internship MS-DI).  Graduate student interns are required to complete a Capstone Project. (This is a non-thesis MS program.)

In addition to DICAS and D&D Digital fees all applicants must submit their application to the Augusta University Admission Office at this link. Please select "Online Application for Graduate Programs", create an account and select  “Master of Science in Allied Health with a Concentration in Nutrition” from the Program Menu. Application deadline is February 15.  All applicants matched to the MS-DI option must successfully complete the GRE on or before July 1, 2017. Letters of recommendation submitted through DICAS may be used for MS-DI applications. Applicants are required to complete and submit a gradaudte school application. All applicants must pay a $50 Processing Fee online to be fully considered for admission.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the selection committee. Therefore, all materials required to complete the DICAS application must be submitted by the deadline. Admission requirements include a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an original verification statement from a ACEND approved/accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). If the applicant is completing a DPD program, the applicant may submit a Declaration of Intent Form instead of the verification statement at the time of application.

 Admission policy

The program is obliged to follow the rules and guidelines established by Augusta University. Consideration and acceptance of the interns is by a selected internship committee that will be in compliance with the university, state and federal regulations and laws. The application of each intern will be viewed and considered individually, in compliance with the protection of student civil rights.

Augusta University is an equal opportunity educational institution based on the student’s academic preparation and ability. The admission decisions are made regardless of sex, gender, color, race, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disabilities or creed. The University does not engaging in discrimination or harassment against any person regardless of sexual orientation, race, origin, religion, sex, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as disabled veteran of the Vietnam period and fulfill with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and regulation.

Augusta University comply with the Privacy Act of 11974 as well as the Family and Educational Rights. To maintain the student protection of privacy information and the access to files, consent by the intern is required before releasing any information from the intern’s record.

 Academic requirements

 

Minimum Requirements for the Master of Science in Allied Health with a Concentration in Nutrition with a Dietetic Internship:

Completion of an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics with an original ‘Verification Statement’ or ‘Intent to Complete’ from the Didactic Program Director (provisional acceptance, pending verification statement from DPD)

GPA on a 4.0 scale:

3.0 overall

3.0 DPD courses

GRE Requirement: Test takers who took the GRE prior to August 1, 2011 were scored on the old scoring scale of 200-800.  The minimum score requirement of 900 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative Scores) will continue to be used for those who took the GRE prior to the scoring changes. Test takers who took the GRE after to August 1, 2011 are scored on the new scoring scale of 130-170.  The minimum score of 290 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative Scores) will be required for those who took the GRE after to the scoring changes.
Provisional acceptance may be awarded for highly qualified applicants with a GRE score less than the minimal requirements.

TOEFL Scores: Minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.
Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction.

Recency of Education: Applicants must be able to demonstrate successful completion of coursework in advanced nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition assessment and/or sufficient evidence of clinical practice within the five years prior to the starting date of the internship. The applicant must also submit a transcript indicating the grade received for this course is completed. If currently enrolled, Declaration of Intent Form must be provided by Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director.

 Other requirements for admissions
  • Submission to DICAS of the required dietetic internship application materials and fee (http://portal.dicas.org) by February deadline.
  • Submission of the D & D Digital computer matching preferences and fee by the deadline for the spring match at dnddigital.com
  • Submission of Augusta University’s Online Application for Graduate Programs
  • Successful completion of an interview (upon invitation) with the selection committee. Interviews will be conducted via video conference.
  • Meet requirements for recency of education.
  • Applicants matched to the MS+DI option will complete the MS course work and supervised practicum to be eligible for a verification statement. Graduate student interns are required to achieve a letter grade of “B” or higher in all MS courses.
  • Final transcript indicating the completion of a BS degree or higher.
  • Capstone project
  • Due to the competitive nature of the internship, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain prior nutrition/health work experience (volunteer or paid) in order to demonstrate their ability to be self-confident communicators, team players, and self-directed learners in order to successfully complete the rigors of the internship program.

Contact Us

   Director

       Judith C. Anglin PhD, RD, LD
      Associate Professor
      Clinical and Digital Health Sciences
      College of Allied Health Sciences
      Augusta University
   987 St. Sebastian Way EC-4310, Augusta, GA 30904
   706-446-4413       706-721-0495
   janglin@augusta.edu