Combined MS & DI

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The Combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship program allows students to complete the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship simultaneously. The Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition is a thesis-based degree.

The goal of the combined MS/DI program is to train dietetic professionals in the methods, implementation and interpretation of nutrition science, and to apply and advance the field of nutrition through research, clinical, management or community areas of practice. 

Dietetic Internship courses and supervised practice rotations are completed during the first year while the master's coursework is completed throughout the two year program. The combined MS/DI program may be completed in eight quarters depending on the thesis project. Some students complete the program in nine to ten quarters. The combined MS/DI students complete a majority of their supervised practice rotations at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Portland VAMC) and at the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital & Clinics on the main OHSU campus.