Karla Kennedy-Hagan, PhD, RD, LD
Graduate Dietetic Coordinator
600 Lincoln Avenue
1439 Klehm Hall
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-6353
Fax: (217) 581-6090
Frequently Asked Questions of Students with a
don't have a undergraduate degree in dietetics, but I want to be a registered
dietetian. Where do I need to start my application process?
will need to contact Dr. Honselman to begin a transcript review for undergraduate
dietetic deficiencies. Official transcripts from all universities and community
colleges attended need to be mailed for review. The review
will include a tentative timeline for completion for all deficiencies
and graduate coursework. The cost for the review is $20 payable to
Eastern Illinois University and mailed to Dr. Carla Honselman, School of Family
and Consumer Sciences, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920.
When does EIU's Dietetic
Internship accept applications?
We participate in both
the April and November computer match. We accept between 12-14 students in the April match and 2-4 in the November match.
application does the EIU DI program accept?
Eastern Illinois University uses the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS).
What is EIU's minimum
GPA requirement for the Dietetic Internship?
2.75 cumulative GPA is
required for admission into the Graduate School, as well as the Dietetic
Does EIU's Dietetic Internship
require a GRE score?
Yes, a GRE score is required. The GRE score, along with the other application requirements are considered by the selection committee in the ranking process.
When does the Dietetic
two semesters of graduate course work and then begin their 1280 hour dietetic internship in one of our affiliated
medical centers. Internship placements range from December/January,
May/June, and August/September.
Where should the completed
application packets be sent?
a) The Graduate
School application should be sent to the Graduate School, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920. Admission
into Graduate School is required to be matched with our Dietetic Internship. A $30 processing fee is required.
b) The Dietetic
Internship application should be sent to DICAS, for review by the M.S. in Dietetics Selection Committee. A $35 processing fee is required for all applicants and should be mailed to The School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois
University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920.
c) The Graduate
Assistantship application can be completed online or mailed to Dr. Karla Kennedy-Hagan, M.S. in Dietetics Graduate Coordinator, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston,
Is a thesis required?
Writing a thesis is optional.
Students who write a thesis complete a total
of 36 hours of coursework. Students who do not to write a thesis,
complete a total of 38 hours of coursework. The Dietetic
Internship is the equivalent of 12 semester hours.
When will the Verification
Statement be issued?
The Verification Statement,
which indicates completion of the graduate program, will be issued
after ALL graduate requirements are completed -not
when the Dietetic Internship is completed.