Admissions

You must complete both the dietetic internship (DICAS) and the graduate school (GrAdMIT) applications and requirements.  

Please note: this involves one, non-refundable application fee to DICAS and one $50 application fee to the graduate program, by way of an online credit card. (See below for additional details.)

DICAS Application Deadline

Apply by Feb. 15, 2020, for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Centralized Application System

The Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) online application will be utilized. Please visit the DICAS website for additional details on the application process.

When submitting your application you will be asked to provide:

  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts--from all colleges and universities
  • A personal Statement--this statement should address why you are a good fit for the UB Master of Science and Dietetic Internship program. Please also highlight your areas of strength and areas for improvement.
Please note: All of the above documentation will be submitted/mailed directly to DICAS. Please visit their website for submission details.

D&D Digital

Internship selection will take place utilizing the D&D Digital Systems computer matching. Please visit their website for registration and matching selection deadlines.

Interviews

Qualified candidates will be contacted for a virtual/online interview in early-mid March.

UB Graduate Application and Requirements

  • First, apply to the University at Buffalo Clinical Nutrition MS program program by June 1. Include your electronic signature on the application or it will be listed as incomplete.
  • Some DICAS materials (personal statement, recommendation letters, honors and awards, extracurricular activities, certifications, and work or volunteer experience) will transfer to your graduate application. However, transcripts are non-transferrable, and official copies must be submitted to UB after acceptance to complete your graduate application.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee is required upon confirmation of admission by D&D match or at the instruction of the Program Director. Pay via a credit card as part of the online application.

Final Requirements

  • Once accepted to the Dietetic Internship with Master of Science in Nutrition, submit the following required materials.
    • A verification statement signed by your didactic program director. If you have not completed all coursework, include a signed Declaration of Intent to Complete the Degree form and/or a signed Approval of Minimum Academic Requirements.
    • Original transcripts from every institution (including University at Buffalo) that you have attended. Transcripts must show a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate work. Transcripts reflecting bachelor's degree conferral date must be sent to Kristen Braunscheidel, University at Buffalo, 206 Kimball Tower, Buffalo, NY 14214.
    • TOEFL exam scores of greater than 549 on the written test or 212 on the computer-based test.

Secondary recommendations and career statements are not required for the graduate application since you will send this information in your formal internship application through DICAS.

International Admissions

For information visit the Graduate International Admissions page.

Questions about the application process?

Contact Nicole Klem, MS, RDN, CDN, CCMS at (716) 829-5653 or nlklem@buffalo.edu.

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