Admission Requirements for the Dietetics Master's Degree Program
To apply for the program, students must hold the credential of Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Individuals who hold credentials offered by the following foreign regulatory boards are also eligible to apply:
- Dietitians of Canada (DC)
- Dutch Association of Dietitians/Ministry of Welfare, Public Health and Culture (NVD)
- Philippine Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
- Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI)
- Health Professions Council (HCPC) United Kingdom
A copy of the applicant's CDR registration card or other official documentation of registration status must be submitted with the application.
The applicant must submit official transcripts for all college coursework. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (or alternately, a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of coursework in the undergraduate degree) is required for admission to this program.
The applicant must submit three completed recommendation forms available at http://www.he.k-state.edu/documents/hmd/recommendation-form-grad.pdf. Individuals writing the references must be able to attest to the applicant's academic abilities and professional leadership potential.
A personal statement outlining the reasons for pursuing graduate study and the choice of KSU as the home institution is required. In this statement, the applicant also must indicate whether he/she wishes to complete a research thesis or participate in the non-thesis program option. Students pursuing the thesis option must conduct research compatible with on-going research in HMD.
Kansas State University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and, as such, programs offered through K-State are authorized in all states who are also members of NC-SARA. K-State also actively seeks authorization in states which do not participate in NC-SARA. To determine if K-State programs are authorized in your state please view the State Authorization page.
Applications to graduate study for fall admission must be completed by March 1, and applications must be completed by Oct. 1 for spring admission. This means all transcripts, application fees and any other requirements must be completed and received by these dates.
Please note: It takes at least four to six weeks for an application to be processed once all application materials have been received by the university.
How to Apply
Apply for the dietetics master's degree through the K-State Graduate School application process.
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