M.Sc. On Campus

Food and Nutrition - Community Nutrition and Dietetic Internship

24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Human Sciences at Southern Illinois University offers a Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition - Community Nutrition and Dietetic Internship. 


The Food and Nutrition - Community Nutrition and Dietetic Internship graduate program at Southern Illinois University emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention, along with primary and/or ambulatory health care. Graduates are empowered with the education and 1200 hours of supervised practice necessary to successfully pass the credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.


The internship program emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention, along with primary and/or ambulatory health care. Some settings for rotations include university health facilities, public health departments, ambulatory care clinics, community hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, and industry.

The internship offers three rotations for the each of the three areas of practice:

  • 8 weeks in food service management
  • 12 weeks in clinical/medical nutrition therapy
  • 10 weeks in community

The intern will be assigned a rotation schedule based upon the sites listed below.  The rotation schedule will be given to the intern in late spring of their first year.  Based on the sites available, the intern may be required to relocate for at least one of their dietetic internship rotation sites.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • Public Health Analytics
  • Research Methods
  • Dietetic Internship Prep Class
  • Advanced Nutrition Assessments & Education
  • U.S. Health System
  • Advanced Food Service Management
  • Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutrition and Obesity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (completed within last 10 years).
  • Official transcript verifying the degree was conferred.
  • Completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetic (ACEND) or evidence of completing all but one semester of coursework in an undergraduate DPD.
  • Grade point average (GPA) 3.0 or higher is required (on scale with A=4.0).
  • Completion of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within the last 5 years.
  • Applications are scored based on interest in community nutrition (as stated in personal statement letter), GPA, GRE score, work and volunteer experience, reference letters, extracurricular activities and Skype interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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