Applications


MS/DI Application

MS/DI Application

 

Printable Instructions: MS/DI Application

 

DICAS

Applications to the combined Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MS)/Dietetic Internship (DI) program at OHSU must be completed through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS).

DICAS will be available December 2016 for the Spring 2017 match. The program plans to accept 8-12 students to start in mid-August of 2017. 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, 2017.

Applicants must create an account with DICAS and complete all application components within the online application including:

  • All sections of the DICAS application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Three references (at least one from a DPD faculty member)
  • GRE scores
  • Personal and research statement
  • Additional essay questions
  • Current resume

Please review the sections below for more information on the personal and research statement and additional essay questions.

Personal Statement

Applicants should address the following eight questions in the personal/research statement submitted through DICAS (limit three 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

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

Additional Essay Questions

Applicants must submit responses to the following additional three essay questions. Responses must be uploaded to DICAS as a supplemental PDF.  

  1. What is professionalism in the context of being a student in a graduate nutrition program? (500 word limit)
  2. Name a time when you were in a conflict, such as working with a difficult colleague. How did you deal with the situation and what was the outcome? What would you do differently next time? (500 word limit)
  3. Describe a situation when you needed to take initiative. (500 word limit)


OHSU Supplemental Application and Application Fee

Applicants must complete an OHSU Supplemental Application to be submitted with the application fee of $70. Checks should be made payable to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. The supplemental application and application fee should be sent to the following address, and must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2017. Applications will not be considered if the supplemental application and/or application fee are late or not received.

Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition
Mail Code: GH207
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098   

This supplemental application is required by OHSU and is not shared with the selection committee. Information on the supplemental application will not be used in the selection process, but could be used to nominate new students, once accepted, for available scholarships.

Notes: 

  • Applicants applying to both the DI Program and MS/DI should submit only one application fee in the amount of $70.

 

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. The institution code for OHSU is 4865 (Department code can be 0601, 0628, or 0699).

 

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.

 

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 webpage. 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 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 by the end of Appointment Day.

To learn more about the computer matching process, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Computer Matching Policy and Procedures webpage.

 

Title IX and Equal Opportunity

Oregon Health & Science University is committed to creating and fostering a learning and working environment based on open communication and mutual respect. If you encounter sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran or military status, sex, marital status, pregnancy or parenting status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected status please contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or . Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator at 503-494-0258 or .

 

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

 

Printable Instructions: DI Application

 

Applications to the Dietetic Internship (DI) program at OHSU must be completed through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS).

DICAS will be available December 2016 for the Spring 2017 match. The program plans to accept 8-12 students to start in mid-August of 2017. 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, 2017. 

Applicants must create an account with DICAS and complete all application components within the online application including:

  • All sections of the DICAS application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Three references (at least one from a DPD faculty member)
  • Personal statement
  • Additional essay questions
  • Current resume

Review the sections below for more information on the personal statement and additional essay questions. 

Personal Statement

Applicants should address the following four 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 DI Program an appealing fit for you and your professional interests?

Additional Essay Questions

Applicants must submit responses to the following additional three essay questions. Responses must be uploaded to DICAS as a supplemental PDF.  

  1. What is professionalism in the context of being a student in a graduate nutrition program? (500 word limit)
  2. Name a time when you were in a conflict, such as working with a difficult colleague. How did you deal with the situation and what was the outcome? What would you do differently next time? (500 word limit)
  3. Describe a situation when you needed to take initiative. (500 word limit)

 

OHSU Supplemental Application and Application Fee

Applicants must complete an OHSU Supplemental Application to be submitted with the application fee of $70. Checks should be made payable to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. The supplemental application and application fee should be sent to the following address, and must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2017. Applications will not be considered if the supplemental application and/or application fee are late or not received.

Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition
Mail Code: GH207
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098 

This supplemental application is required by OHSU and is not shared with the selection committee. Information on the supplemental application will not be used in the selection process, but could be used to nominate new students, once accepted, for available scholarships.

Notes: 

  • Applicants applying to both the DI Program and MS/DI should submit only one application fee in the amount of $70.

 

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.

 

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 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 by the end of Appointment Day.

To learn more about the computer matching process, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Computer Matching Policy and Procedures webpage.

 

Title IX and Equal Opportunity

Oregon Health & Science University is committed to creating and fostering a learning and working environment based on open communication and mutual respect. If you encounter sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran or military status, sex, marital status, pregnancy or parenting status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected status please contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or . Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator at 503-494-0258 or .

 

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

MSHN & MCD Application

MSHN & MCD Application

Updates for the class of 2017 application coming soon

Applications for the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Master of Clinical Dietetics are submitted directly to the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition. To begin the program in the summer of 2017, applications must be submitted by March 15, 2017. 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 & essay questions
  • 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:

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

 

Additional Essay Questions

In addition to the personal statement, applicants must submit responses to the following additional essay questions.

  1. What is professionalism in the context of being a student in a graduate nutrition program? (500 word limit)
  2. Name a time when you were in a conflict, such as working with a difficult colleague. How did you deal with the situation and what was the outcome? Would you do anything differently next time? (500 word limit)
  3. Describe a situation when you needed to take initiative. (500 word limit)


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.

Note:

 

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

Oregon Health & Science University is committed to creating and fostering a learning and working environment based on open communication and mutual respect. If you encounter sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, veteran or military status, sex, marital status, pregnancy or parenting status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected status please contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or . Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator at 503-494-0258 or .

 

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.