Applications


MS/DI Application

MS/DI Application

 

DICAS

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

DICAS will be available December 2015 for the Spring 2016 match. The program plans to accept 8-12 students to start in mid-August of 2016. 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, 2016. 

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

  • DICAS application
  • Official transcripts
  • Three references (at least one from a DPD faculty member)
  • Personal statement, including a research statement
  • Work sample

Applicants must also complete our program-specific supplemental application. Please review the sections below for more information on the personal statement, research statement, supplemental application, and application fee.

Personal Statement

The personal statement will be submitted by the applicant through DICAS. This statement should encompass all questions from both the "Personal" and "Research" categories below. Limit 3 pages.

Personal

  • Why do you want to enter the nutrition and dietetics profession?
  • What specific experiences have helped to prepare you for a career in nutrition and dietetics?
  • What are your short-term and long-term professional goals?
  • What makes the OHSU MS/DI Program an appealing fit for you and your professional interests?

Research

  • 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?

Work Sample

Applicants must provide one work sample along with the DICAS application. The work sample must be uploaded to DICAS as a supplemental PDF. Applicants should choose a work sample that demonstrates his or her ability to communicate effectively and professionally via the written word and visual representation. The sample should also have an evidenced-based research focus. The work sample must have been completed in an upper level course within the applicant's Didactic Program in Dietetics and meet the following criteria:

  • Be the applicant's own work, not the result of a group effort
  • Include both text and at least one graphic (all applicant's own work), such as a figure, table, picture, etc.
  • Maximum of ten pages
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    OHSU Supplemental Application and Application Fee

    Applicants must complete a MS/DI Supplemental Application form to be submitted with the application fee of $70. Checks should be made payable to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. Applications will not be considered if the supplemental application and/or application fee are late. The supplemental application and application fee should be sent to the following address, and must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2016.

    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 MS/DI should submit only one application fee in the amount of $70.00.

     

    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, and should carefully review their responsibilities related to computer matching at ACEND's applicant responsibilities web page. When completing the DICAS application, applicants must provide a phone number and email address where they can be reached, if necessary, on Appointment Day.

    On Appointment Day, matched applicants must contact the Dietetic Internship Director by phone or email to confirm acceptance of the match. The Interim Dietetic Internship Director, Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, LD, can be reached at (503) 494-0168 or . The Dietetic Internship Director will reply to phone and email messages to acknowledge the program's receipt of the acceptance.

      

    Interviews

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

     

    Title IX and Equal Opportunity

    OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department. OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions.

    Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Please visit the website for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), where you can learn about OHSU's Community of Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan, internships, scholarships, professional development, and other resources.

    DI Application

    DI Application

    DICAS will be available in December 2015 for the Spring 2016 match. The program plans to accept 8-12 students to start in mid-August of 2016. 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, 2016. 

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

    • DICAS application
    • Official transcripts
    • Three references (at least one from a DPD faculty member)
    • Personal statement
    • Work sample

    Review the sections below for more information on the personal statement and work sample requirements specific to our program. Please read carefully, as some of our requirements differ from the general instructions in DICAS.

    Personal Statement

    Applicants should address the following questions in the personal statement submitted through DICAS (maximum of 1,000 words):

    • Why do you want to enter the nutrition and dietetics profession?
    • What specific experiences have helped to prepare you for a career in nutrition and dietetics?
    • What are your short-term and long-term professional goals?
    • What makes the OHSU Dietetic Internship Program an appealing fit for you and your professional interests?

    Work Sample

    Applicants must provide one work sample along with the DICAS application. The work sample must be uploaded to DICAS as a supplemental PDF. Applicants should choose a work sample that demonstrates his or her ability to communicate effectively and professionally via the written word and visual representation. The work sample must have been completed in an upper level course within the applicant's Didactic Program in Dietetics and meet the following criteria:

    • Be the applicant's own work, not the result of a group effort
    • Include both text and at least one graphic (all applicant's own work), such as a figure, table, picture, etc.
    • Maximum of ten pages

     

    OHSU Supplemental Application and Application Fee

    Applicants must complete a Dietetic Internship Supplemental Application form to be submitted with the application fee of $70. Checks should be made payable to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. Applications will not be considered if the supplemental application and/or application fee are late. The supplemental application and application fee should be sent to the following address, and must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2016.

    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 MS/DI should submit only one application fee in the amount of $70.00.

     

    Computer Matching

    Applicants to the OHSU Dietetic Internship Program must participate in computer matching through D&D Digital, and should carefully review their responsibilities related to computer matching at ACEND's applicant responsibilities  web page. When completing the DICAS application, applicants must provide a phone number and email address where they can be reached, if necessary, on Appointment Day.

    On Appointment Day, matched applicants must contact the Dietetic Internship Director by phone or email to confirm acceptance of the match. The Interim Dietetic Internship  Director, Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, LD, can be reached at (503) 494-0168 or . The Dietetic Internship Director will reply to phone and email messages to acknowledge the program's receipt of the acceptance.

     

    Interviews

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

     

    Title IX and Equal Opportunity

    OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department. OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions.

     

    Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Please visit the website for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), where you can learn about OHSU's Community of Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan, internships, scholarships, professional development, and other resources.

     

    Gainful Employment

    Gainful Employment Regulation Federal regulations required disclosure of certain information for graduate certificate programs that the U.S. Department of Education defines as Gainful Employment programs. See below for information on the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification, program length, on-time completion rate, median loan debt, as well as other information.

    Gainful Employment Disclosure

    MSCN & MCD Application

    MSCN & MCD Application

     

    Applications for the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Master of Clinical Dietetics are submitted directly to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. To begin the program in the summer of 2016, applications must be submitted by March 15, 2016. Applications submitted for admission during other terms will be considered on an individual basis.

    The application packet must include the following components:

    • Application
    • Current resume (with a detailed employment history)
    • Personal statement
    • Work sample
    • Recommendations
    • Proof of status as a Registered Dietitian or verification statement showing completion of an accredited dietetic internship
    • GRE scores
    • TOEFL scores, if applicable
    • Application fee

     

    Application

    Applicants must complete an Application.

     

    Personal Statement

    The personal statement should address the following questions:

    • What are your short-term and long-term professional goals?
    • What areas of nutrition research interest you?
    • What research experience have you had?
    • Why are you applying to pursue a master's degree?
    • Do you have any scientific publications and/or experience with scientific presentations?

     

    Work Sample

    Applicants must provide one work sample. Applicants should choose a work sample that demonstrates his or her ability to communicate effectively and professionally via the written word and visual representation. The sample should also have an evidenced-based research focus. The work sample must have been completed in an upper level course within the applicant's Didactic Program in Dietetics or during their dietetic internship or most recent professional position and meet the following criteria:

    • Be the applicant's own work, not the result of a group effort
    • Include both text and at least one graphic (all applicant's own work), such as a figure, table, picture, etc.
    • Maximum of ten pages

     

    Transcripts

    An official transcript is required from each college or university attended and must arrive at OHSU in an official, sealed envelope on or before the application deadline. Current OHSU dietetic interns must only submit their most recent OHSU transcript.

     

    Recommendations

    Applicants must submit at least three recommendations. If you have research experience, it is recommended that a recommendation be provided from your research supervisor(s). Applicants must use the Recommendation Form.

     

    Proof of Status

    For current or recent graduates of a dietetic internship program (individuals who have yet to become a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR)), the application packet must contain an original signed verification statement signifying completion of a dietetic internship program accredited by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) or a letter from your dietetic internship director stating that you are in good standing in the program with the intent to complete the dietetic internship prior to matriculation at OHSU. This requirement is waived for current OHSU dietetic interns. Applicants who are Registered Dietitians must provide official documentation from CDR signifying current status as a Registered Dietitian.  Registered Dietitians should call CDR at 1-800-877-1600 ext 5500 and provide their name and RD # and request an official RD verification letter be sent directly to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition.

     

    GRE Scores

    An official report of the GRE 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 GRE requirement is waived for students who are currently enrolled in or graduated from, within the past three years, the OHSU Dietetic Internship program with a GPA of 3.5 or above. The institution code for OHSU is 4865 (Department code can be 0601, 0628, or 0699).

     

    TOEFL Scores

    An English proficiency exam, such as the TOEFL or IELTS, is required for all International Students who do not speak English as a native language and do not have a bachelor's or master's degree from a US institution. In general, the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition accepts minimum scores of 600 paper-based, 250 computer based, and 100 Internet-based for the TOEFL, or a minimum 6.5 for the IELTS.

     

    Application Fee

    Applicants must submit a $70.00 application fee. Checks should be made payable to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. The application fee is waived for current OHSU dietetic interns.

     

    Application Submission

    Completed applications should be sent directly to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition at:

    Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Mail Code: GH 207
    3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
    Portland, OR 97239-3098 
     

    Title IX and Equal Opportunity

    OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department. OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions.

     

    Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Please visit the website for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), where you can learn about OHSU's Community of Inclusion and Diversity Action Plan, internships, scholarships, professional development, and other resources.