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Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship

21 months
996 USD/credit 27318 USD/year
996 USD/credit 27318 USD/year
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The integrated MS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program from Rush University is a 21-month program that integrates didactic and supervised practice experience. Students will also complete a master’s research project.


Upon completion of the Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program from Rush University, the student earns an MS degree with a major in clinical nutrition, completes an accredited dietetic internship and is eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

Master of Science Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship: Graduation Requirements

Once admitted to the Integrated MS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program, students will need to successfully complete the required 48 credit hours for graduation. 

This includes a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised practice experience.  In order to be eligible to take the registration exam for dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, students must fulfill all requirements of the MS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship to receive a verification statement. Students must complete all MS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program requirements within 31.5 months from the time they began the program.

Students must meet the following in order to graduate and have the degree conferred:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Successfully complete all didactic coursework
  • Successfully complete all required supervised practice hours
  • Successfully complete all requirements of the master’s research project
  • Pass the Rush University Interprofessional course
  • Complete a minimum of 16 contact hours of approved professional or community service

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in Health Sciences
  • Food Systems Management
  • Practice in Food Systems Management
  • Research Methods Application and Special Topics in Clinical Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition Care
  • Practice in Fundamentals of Nutrition Care 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline: Typically two months prior to the beginning of the term


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All who apply to the integrated MS in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program must have a baccalaureate degree and a verification statement from an ACEND accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD).
  • International applicants: Graduates who obtained their education outside the United States and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated as equivalent to the baccalaureate or master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. These applicants also must submit results of TOEFL examination (see College of Health Sciences TOEFL requirements).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 996 USD per credit during 21 months.
  • National

    27318 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 996 USD per credit during 21 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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