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An intern in the Georgia Southern Dietetic Internship can expect to incur the following approximate expenses throughout the internship. The Graduate School expenses are eligible for financial aid and loan deferment while enrolled in the program. Interns are considered part-time students in summer semester and full-time in the fall and spring semesters.

Technology requirements for distance learning or remote rotations are minimal. Interns must have a PC/Mac laptop with minimum hardware requirements and internet access. Netbooks and Chromebooks are truly only suitable for basic internet browsing and word processing and are not recommended. Synchronized instruction is delivered through video conferencing, requiring two-way interactive video and audio. The Trajecsys platform used for the NTFS 7790 Practicum course can be purchased through the university bookstore. Newer versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free online), Microsoft Office 365 (free through Georgia Southern), and antivirus software (highly recommended) will assist in completing the program.

Type of ExpenseApplication Costs
Georgia Southern College of Graduate School application fee$50
DICAS application fee$50
D&D Matching Service registration fee$65
Background Check$45
GRE TestNot required
 Program Fees & Tuition Costs
Summer Graduate School tuition & fees$1,952
($6,092 out-of-state tuition)
5 credits summer term
Fall Graduate School tuition & fees*
($10,712 out-of-state tuition)
9 credits Fall term
Spring Graduate School tuition & fees*$3,260
($10,712 out-of-state tuition)
9 credits Spring term
*based on 2023 posted fees
Total $8,472
($27,516 out-of-state tuition)
 Living Expenses & Miscellaneous Costs
Technology requirement (laptop with access to the internet)
*Internet access fees can vary
Textbooks & class supplies$1000
Professional liability insurance$16
Health insurance$2,076
Vaccinations and TB test$164
Criminal background check & drug testing

*Practice sites may require additional background check, drug testing and physical exam.

CPR certification$50
ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification$36
Nutrition organization membership$60
Auto insurance$2,400 ($200/month)
Auto gasoline and maintenance$4,800 ($400/month)
Housing$6,000 ($500/month)
Meals$3,600 ($10/day)
Other living expenses$6,000

Total Internship Costs

$35,166 ($54,210 out-of-state)

Clinical hospital rotation sites are located in Statesboro, Savannah, Brunswick, Douglas, Tifton, Macon, Warner Robins and Valdosta.

Last updated: 4/14/2023