Combined MS/DI Application




The Combined Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Program uses the online centralized internship application, DICAS

DICAS will be available December 2013 for the Spring 2014 match. The program plans to accept 8-10 students to start in the summer of 2014. This number is subject to change. The online application must be completed for our program by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2014. 

Applicants must create an account with DICAS. The application includes, but is not limited to, the following components:

  • DICAS application
  • Official transcripts
  • References
  • Personal Statement

Applicants must also complete our program-specific supplemental application, including a personal research statement. The supplemental application and personal research statement  must be uploaded to DICAS as a single PDF. Please review the sections below for more information on the personal statement, supplemental application and personal research statement.

Personal Statement

Applicants should address the following questions in the personal statement submitted through DICAS:

  • Why do you want to enter the nutrition and dietetics profession?
  • Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for a career in nutrition and dietetics
  • What are your short-term and long-term professional goals?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?

Supplemental Application

Applicants applying to the combined MS/DI must complete a supplemental application form. 

Combined MS/DI Supplemental Application

Personal Research Statement

Applicants who apply to the combined MS/DI must complete an additional one page personal research statement as part of their supplemental application. Questions to be addressed in the personal research statement include (one page limit):

  • What areas of nutrition research interest you?
  • What research experience have you had?
  • Why are you applying to pursue a Masters Degree?
  • Do you have any scientific publications and/or experience with scientific presentations?


Graduate Record Exam

Applicants who apply to the combined MS/DI must take the graduate record exam (GRE). An official report of the scores must be sent by ETS to OHSU. Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing GRE scores of 153 (500 old scale), 148 (600 old scale) and 4.5 or above, respectively, will generally be considered acceptable for admission. Applicants with scores below those levels may still be considered dependent upon other application strengths; however those will require special review by the admissions committee. The institution code for OHSU is 4865 (Department code can be 0601, 0628, or 0699).


Computer Matching

Applicants to the combined MS/DI must participate in computer matching through D&D Digital


Application Fee

Applicants to the combined MS/DI must submit a $50.00 application fee. Checks should be made payable to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition and must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2014.  Applications will not be considered if the application fee is late. Checks should be sent to the following address:

Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition
Mail Code: GH207
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Note: Applicants applying to both the Dietetic Internship Program and Combined MS/DI should submit only one application fee in the amount of $50.00.



Applicants may receive a request for a brief telephone interview with the Master's Program Director, an applicant who is not contacted for a telephone interview should not assume that he/she has been dismissed from consideration by the program.


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