OHSU

Eligibility Requirements

Combined 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
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for all graduate programs at 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 institutional code for OHSU is 4865
  • 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

Requirements for International Students 

 

 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
  • 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

Requirements for International Students

 

Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition or Master of Clinical Dietetics

  • Be a Registered Dietitian 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
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is required for all graduate programs at 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 institutional code for OHSU is 4865. The GRE requirement is waived for students who are currently enrolled in or graduated from, within the past three years, the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition Dietetic Internship program with a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • 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

Requirements for International Students 

 

Recency of Education Policy

 

Combined 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 Clinical Nutrition and Master of Clinical Dietetics Applicants

RDs entering the program more than five years from completion of their internship will be required to retake the following didactic courses:

  • NUTN 511 Pathophysiology and Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • NUTN 512 Advanced Pathophysiology and Medical Nutrition Therapy

These students will only need to complete 6 additional Elective/Independent Study credits.