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 updated: December 11, 2006
Frequently Asked Questions
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. Carla 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 form does the EIU DI program accept?
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
Usually students complete
two semesters of graduate course work and then begin their 1280 hour dietetic internship in one of our nine affiliated
medical centers. Internship placements are usually in December/January,
May/June, and August/September.
Where should the completed
application packets be sent?
a) The Graduate
School application is 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.
c) The Graduate
Assistantship application can be completed online or mailed to Dr. Karla Kennedy-Hagan, Graduate Coordinator, Family and Consumer
Sciences; Dietetic Option, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston,
IL 61920. A complete GA application includes the application
form, official transcripts, a personal statement of goals presented
on a separate sheet of paper, current resume, and two letters of recommendation.
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 your completion of our graduate program, will be issued
once a semester after ALL graduate requirements are completed - not
when the Dietetic Internship is completed.