Ohio University

Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship

Program Overview

Ohio University's Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship program accepts ten interns annually. Application to this program is open to students who have completed a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university or college and Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) coursework approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Interns will spend their first two semesters completing graduate classes at the Dublin Integrated Education Center and completing rotations in Central Ohio. The second year, interns will continue graduate courses at Ohio University's main campus in Athens, Ohio. Second year internship experiences will be located in Southeastern Ohio. In addition to graduate coursework and internship experiences, interns will complete a graduate project in an area of interest prior to graduation.

Graduates of the program receive a Master of Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the national Registered Dietitian examination. Program outcomes data are available upon request; please contact the program director, Kim Orben.

Program Accreditation

Ohio University's Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship is granted candidacy accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) under the 2017 Accreditation Standards. ACEND can be contacted by email (ACEND@eatright.org ), phone (1.800.877.1600 x5400), or mail (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995).

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics