The RECOMMENDED* application deadline dates are:
August 15, if applying for Spring
January 15, if applying for Summer
February 15, if applying for Fall
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 at apply.cmich.edu. 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
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from former professors or
professionals in the field of nutrition and dietetics or other health
- 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 Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
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 ACEND
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.