Affiliated Graduate Degree Programs

Affiliated Graduate Degree Options Overview:

  • The NutraCo Dietetic Internship Program has established affiliations with multiple graduate schools to provide interns the opportunity to complete their graduate degree while also enrolled in the Dietetic Internship Program.
  • All students must complete all requirements of the dietetic internship and successfully complete a graduate program (if not already completed) to receive a verification statement.


See below for direct links to our affiliated graduate school programs and for more information regarding the specified program.

Graduate Degree Program The University of Alabama Middle Tennessee State University University of South Florida
Degree Awarded Master of Science – Human Nutrition (MS) Master of Professional Studies – Leadership in Nutrition (MPS) Master of Public Health (MPH) – Concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics (MPH-NUD)
Credits Required for Graduation 30 credits 30 credits 42 credits
Credits Granted for Internship-related Work N/A 6 credits Up to 12 credits
Tuition $440 per graduate credit hour; waives out-of-state tuition TN residents and residents of other Southern States get in-state tuition;
Academic Common Market for out of state residents as needed
USF – Tuition Rates
In-state tuition for Florida residents; Academic Common Market for applicants outside of Florida
Tuition and Fees – website link University of Alabama – MS Tuition Rates MTSU – Tuition and Fees USF – Other Tuition Information
Tuition Payment Deadlines Student Account Payment Dates Calendar MTSU – Fee Payment Dates USF – Tuition Payment Deadlines
Financial Aid Options University of Alabama – Financial Aid Options MTSU – Affording Graduate School USF – Health Graduate Program Financial Aid
Scholarships and Aid University of Alabama – Scholarships and Grants MTSU – Affording Graduate School USF – Scholarships and Awards
GRE Required No Variable; depends on GPA and work experience No
Admission Requirements University of Alabama – Admission Requirements MTSU – Admission Requirements USF – Admission Information
Prerequisites University of Alabama – MS Program Overview MTSU – Academic Policies and Procedures USF – Admissions Criteria and Policies
Must possess a Verification Statement or a Declaration of Intent to Complete from an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Application Deadline (Spring Match) Apply to the graduate school by February 15th with a decision made by March 22nd End of March for Summer admission;
End of July for Fall admission
May 1 for Fall admission (starting in August)
Applications are reviewed by the selection committee as received
USF – Application Deadlines
Application Timeline Apply to DI and MS concurrently by the February 15th Match Day deadline Option 1: Apply via preselect (if already enrolled in or graduated from the MTSU DPD program or MPS program) by January 15th
Option 2: Apply to the DI and MPS program concurrently by the February 15th Match Day deadline
Option 1: Apply via preselect (if already enrolled in the USF – MPH Concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics) by January 15th
Option 2: Apply to DI program by February 15th (Match Day deadline)
Once accepted to DI, submit graduate school application
Option 3: Apply to both DI and MPH program concurrently by the February 15th Match Day deadline
Application Requirements University of Alabama – Admission Requirements MTSU – Application Requirements USF COPH – Admission Information
Academic / Program Calendar University of Alabama – Academic Calendar MTSU – Academic Calendar USF – Academic Calendar
Curriculum/Course Requirements University of Alabama – Course Requirements MTSU – Curriculum and Courses USF – Curriculum Requirements
Planned Program Length 21 months 15 months 24 months
Location Online Online Online
Program Completion Requirements University of Alabama – Program Completion MTSU – Degree Requirements USF – Master’s Progression Policy
Program Website UA – MS in Human Nutrition Program Overview; University of Alabama – MS Video MTSU – MPS Leadership in Nutrition USF – MPH Nutrition and Dietetics
Contact Dr. Elaine Molaison – efmolaison@ches.ua.edu Dr. Janet Colson – Janet.Colson@mtsu.edu Graduate Admissions at the College of Public Health – cophinfo@usf.edu
Apply Here University of Alabama – Application Portal MTSU – Application Portal USF – Application Portal (SOPHAS)
All Graduate Degree Program Options Students interested in pursuing any of the above degrees should also apply to the graduate degree program (separate from the DI application) when applying to the internship through DICAS/D&D Digital. A Master’s Degree is required to receive a DI Verification Statement. Students will pay tuition to both NutraCo DI and the graduate degree program.

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Accreditation Information

NutraCo Dietetic Internship is currently granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics