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Dietetic Internship Programs

At Georgia Southern University, we have two programs designed to prepare you for a career as a registered dietitian.

  • Combined Masters of Science in Nutrition and Foods & Dietetic Internship Program
  • Dietetic Internship Certificate Program  

The chart below will help you decide which program is the best fit for you.

COMBINED MS IN NUTRITION AND FOODS PLUS DIETETIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM DIETETIC INTERNSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Program Length20 months 12 months
Program Start DateFall SemesterSummer Semester
Application Due DateJanuary 15, 2023 pre-select
February 15, 2023 for spring matching
January 15, 2023 pre-select
February 15, 2023 for spring matching
Total Credit Hours4523
Must Have Graduated From a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)yesyes
Must have Advanced degree prior to entry into program (MS, MA, MPH, Ph.D., etc.)no, you will be getting a MS with the programyes
Eligible to Take RD Examination Upon Completion of Programyesyes
Terminal Degreeyes, MSno, certificate
Thesis Requiredno. non-thesis
Must pass a comprehensive exam at the end of year one.
no

Have questions? Join us at an upcoming Open House!

  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 1-2:30 p.m. (Virtual and In-person in Interdisciplinary Academic Building room 2033)
  • Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 4-5 p.m. (Virtual)

Last updated: 11/16/2022