Admission Requirements

Master of Science/Dietetic Internship

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Original verification statement or declaration of intent from the Director of an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) documenting completion of ACEND-accredited academic coursework. To find a DPD program in your area, please use this tool provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • A cumulative grade-point average of all undergraduate courses of at least 3.0 (based on a letter grade system of A-4 points, B-3 points, C-2 points, D-1 point, F-0 points), or its equivalent in other grading systems
  • GPHN does NOT offer conditional acceptance

Dietetic Internship

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Original signed verification statement or declaration of intent from the Director of an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) documenting completion of ACEND-accredited academic coursework. To find a DPD program in your area, please use this tool provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • A cumulative grade-point average of all undergraduate courses of at least 3.0 (based on a letter grade system of A-4 points, B-3 points, C-2 points, D-1 point, F-0 points), or its equivalent in other grading systems
  • GPHN does NOT offer conditional acceptance
  • Please see this link for Gainful Employment information

MS in Human Nutrition

  • Be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or have an original signed verification statement signifying completion of an accredited dietetic internship program 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
  • A cumulative grade-point average of all undergraduate courses of at least 3.0 (based on a letter grade system of A-4 points, B-3 points, C-2 points, D-1 point, F-0 points), or its equivalent in other grading systems
  • GPHN does NOT offer conditional acceptance

Recency of Education Policy

MS/DI and Dietetic Internship Applicants

If the signed DPD Verification Statement is dated five years or more from the starting date of the internship program, then the applicant must have completed, with a  grade of "B" or better and within the past three years, a minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework including  the following two required courses:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy or equivalent (300-level or above)
  • Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent (300-level or above)

If these courses have already been completed, then an official transcript must be uploaded to DICAS as part of the application process. If these courses are in progress at the time of application, then the applicant must submit a letter to the program stating the following:

  • Course name and number
  • College or university where the courses are being completed
  • Number of credit hours per course
  • Name of course instructors
  • Date when courses will be completed 

 

Master of Science in Human Nutrition Applicants

Students must show successful completion of prerequisite coursework, or evidence of relevant professional experience, within the past five years. If the student needs to complete additional coursework in order to meet "recency of education" requirements, the actual requirements will be determined on an individual basis following discussion between the program director and potential applicant. Completion of recommended requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

International Students

Please visit the International Students section of our Prospective Students website to learn more.