Application Checklist

In addition to the Graduate Application Form, your completed application to Oneonta's online M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics Program must include all of the sections listed on the checklist below. Print this checklist and then check off the items as you put them into your packet. Finally, put the checklist as the first document in your application packet.

Note: Incomplete applications will neither be reviewed nor returned. Please use care and be professional when compiling your application packet. All Memorandum of Understanding Forms for all preceptors must be handed in as original signed copies, unless they have been digitally signed using Adobe Acrobat by your preceptor. Any faxed copies or scanned and emailed copies of forms containing original signatures will not be accepted.

Completed applications and reference letters should be sent to:

Miss Kelly Tiderencel MS, RDN, CDN
Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director
M.S.- Nutrition and Dietetics Program
100 Human Ecology Building
SUNY Oneonta
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

Email: Kelly.tiderencel@oneonta.edu

Students applying to SUNY Oneonta’s online M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics Program are required to submit two official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Transcripts are not considered official unless they are in a sealed envelope from the colleges' registrars. If official transcripts do not show complete descriptive course titles, then a photocopy of the cover of the college/university catalog and the page(s) describing the courses, including the number and title, must be provided.

1. One official transcript should be sent directly to the Dietetic Internship Director with your application materials (see address above).

2. The second official transcript should be sent directly to the SUNY Oneonta Office of Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Applicants should have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 for all Didactic Program coursework based on 4.0 system.

For students who have not yet graduated, official transcripts must show all coursework and grades through at least the first semester of the senior year. For students who have graduated, one transcript must indicate that a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent was awarded from a regionally accredited institution.

Important Note for Oneonta Student Applicants and Oneonta Alumni Applicants: Any current Oneonta students or Oneonta alumni will not need to request or submit their own official transcripts from SUNY Oneonta. Upon receipt of your online Graduate Admissions application, your Oneonta transcript will automatically be uploaded to your application file at no cost to you. However, you must still request two official transcripts from any other previous colleges you have attended to be send to the addresses explained above in points 1 and 2.

Submit a double-spaced word-processed letter of application that is no more than three pages in length. It is appropriate to use standard business-letter format. Please include the following:

Your reasons for applying to the SUNY Oneonta’s online M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics Program

  • Evidence of your personal and professional growth and achievement
  • Evidence of having developed the ability to assume considerable responsibility for your own learning
  • Career objectives
  • Previous experience with distance learning and/or independent learning
  • An analysis of your strengths and weaknesses that are relevant to completing this online program
  • If appropriate, additional context needed in order that the application information can be reviewed in perspective.

The selection committee will note your ability to follow directions, spell, construct sentences properly, use grammar, and your ability to communicate your thoughts clearly and concisely.

Submit three professional recommendations using the Waiver and Recommendation Form. This form can be completed and emailed to the Dietetic Internship Director electronically, or sent via mail. Recommendations should be from your major professors and/or professionals who have supervised your work within the past two years. It is not appropriate to include recommendations from relatives, friends or other people who know you socially. It is also not appropriate to include recommendations from those you supervise or work with as peers.

Be sure to complete and sign the waiver form. Under no circumstances will recommendation letters be returned to applicants.

When requesting letters of recommendation, please be sure to provide evidence of the following:

  • Your reasons for applying to SUNY Oneonta’s online M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics Program
  • Your ability to manage supervised experiential learning within a graduate program
  • Your personal and professional growth and achievement and the ability to assume considerable responsibility for your own learning
  • Short term and long term career objectives
  • Previous experience with distance learning and/or independent learning
  • An analysis of your strengths and weaknesses that are relevant to completing this online M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics Program

Waiver and Recommendation Form

Memorandum of Understanding for Additional Preceptors
School Food Service | Office of the Aging | Long Term Care | WIC | Peds | Clinical | Renal | Foods

Submit the Preceptor Facility Form for Community Health Intervention Project (CHIP)

Submit the Memorandum of Understanding for Community Health Intervention Project (CHIP) Preceptors

Submit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' "Intent to Complete" form or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' "Verification of Completion" form. (See your DPD program director.)

Read and confirm that you understand the Technology Requirements

Submit a copy of your Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership card.

Non-citizen residents must submit a copy of their green card

Once you have completed the Graduate Admissions Application, submit a printed payment receipt for the application fee ($125.00) along with the rest of your application packet. Please contact Graduate Admissions at 607-436-2523 if you have questions regarding this form/process.

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