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You 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.

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 Internship.
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 Internship begin?
Students complete 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, IL 61920. 

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.








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