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Nutritional Sciences with Dietetic Internship - MS

The UNH Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences with Dietetic Internship (MSDI) program utilizes the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS) System. Please click here to proceed to the applicant portal. All application materials should be submitted to DICAS before applying to UNH. Only students that are accepted into the MSDI will be required to complete paperwork for the UNH Graduate School. Additional information will be provided to accepted students at a later date.

The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences with Dietetic Internship (MS) focuses on Sustainable Food Systems as Drivers of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The program is designed as a 21-month program, with over 50 credits and 1,400 practicum-based hours of experiential learning. Students successfully completing the MS program are eligible to take the national Registered Dietitian (RD) exam.

In order to be considered for admission, students applying for the MS program will need to have been enrolled in an accredited undergraduate dietetics program that meets the requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students may apply if they have already completed their undergraduate course work and have already been issued an ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement by their higher education institution, or they are in the process of completing.

Application Information

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Applying to graduate school has never been easier! To complete your application, you will need:

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Deadlines: Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: February 15 (priority first round match*), June 15 (second round match*); *Deadlines are based on the DICAS national match process.
  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Campus: Durham

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

Supplemental Materials: The Details


If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. However, if you attended GSC, Keene or Plymouth, then you must request and submit original transcripts from those institutions.

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of Recommendation: 3 Required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Test Scores: GRE Required

GRE required. Request official test scores to be sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing service. Test scores more than five years old are not acceptable. Student copies and photo copies of scores are not considered official. Our CEEB code is 3918.

For general information about test scores required for admission into our programs please visit our Test Scores webpage.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions:

Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding: 1) reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives, and 2) your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.

Statements must be included with your submitted application.

Additional Department Requirements:

UNH MSDI program utilizes the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS) Application System. Please visit the program page for more details.

Important Notes:

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

Additional Details for International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to go through our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL (or equivalent) examination scores. Please note that TOEFL scores may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.