The RECOMMENDED* application deadline dates are:
August 15, if applying for Spring
January 15, if applying for Summer
February 15, if applying for Fall
Applications will be accepted beyond the above dates, but applying by the recommended deadline increases the likelihood that your application will be processed in advance of the opening of course registration.
All application materials should be sent to:
Central Michigan University
802 Industrial Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
The graduate admissions application may be completed on-line or downloaded at: www.cel.cmich.edu/future/apply/default.html. The following conditions listed below must be met. In addition, the supplemental materials indicated below must also be submitted.
- An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) in the last 60 semester hours of course work.
- Successful completion of the requirements for dietetic registration by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics or fulfillment of the minimum academic requirements of the Didactic Program in Dietetics approved by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetic's Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education or successful completion of at least: two courses in nutrition, one being at the advanced level; and one course in each of the following: biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, and organic chemistry. These courses must be completed in advance of submitting application to this program.
- An essay (2-3 pages, double spaced) including a discussion of the applicant's goals and how completion of the program will facilitate his or her achievement of those goals. A portion of this essay should focus upon the unique qualifications the student will bring to the degree program.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from former professors or professionals in the field of nutrition and dietetics or other health related professions.
- Evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course is strongly recommended.
- Up to a total of 15 credit hours can be applied to the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics Program through Credit by Examination (only available for internship credits and requires prior completion of an ADA approved internship) and/or transfer of course credits from another accredited institution pending approval of coursework.
- Effective Fall 2012, up to a maximum of 15 credit hours can be applied to the M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program through Credit by Examination or transfer of course credits from another accredited institution pending approval of coursework.
NOTE: Completion of this M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program alone does not result in the attainment of the registered dietitian (R.D.) designation unless the student is already eligible and completes the Plan B internship option.
The pathway to becoming a registered dietitian (R.D.) requires completion of a CADE accredited/approved didactic program in dietetics (DPD) followed by completion of an internship program. An alternative pathway requires completion of a coordinated program (CP) including a supervised practice experience. Upon completion of one of the above options, application for registration eligibility is required in addition to successful completion of the R.D. examination. These paths are not offered through this MS program.
Additional information on the pathway to becoming a registered dietitian may be obtained at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics web site located at eatright.org (click on becoming and RD).
For more information about this program, contact Candace Maylee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-774-2613.