Online Combined M.S. and Dietetic Internship Program

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About the Program

SUNY Oneonta's online Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship Program is a one-year (three-semester), full-time, intensive program that begins in May/June and ends the following May. This is a 36-credit non-thesis masters program that includes 1,220 supervised practice hours with an emphasis in community and a culminating community health intervention project.

Because this program is online, graduate student interns remain in their own communities while completing online graduate courses and supervised practice experiences. Applicants locate their own Registered Dietitian (RD) preceptors and supervised practice facilities, where they spend 40 hours each week applying their knowledge and developing entry-level skills. Interns typically spend another 12-15 hours each week completing online readings, assignments, projects, and discussing issues with faculty and other interns.

Upon successful completion of this program graduate student interns will be awarded a M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and be eligible to take the Registration Exam for Dietitians (R.D. Exam).

Important dates

We will begin reviewing applications for the “second round” of our application process on a first come, first serve basis.  All applications for consideration must be received by Friday, April 27.  You must have a current verification statement or intent to complete form (graduating in May 2018), have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and have taken coursework within the last five years.  The GRE exam is not required. 

All applicants are required to send a completed application packet by mail.  A .PDF can be accepted to begin the review process, but an original must follow by mail. In order to not delay your application, official transcripts and references may be mailed directly to the program but it should be noted in your application packet.

The program begins May 21, 2018, with a three-day orientation on campus.  Students must identify experienced Registered Dietitians with at least one year of experience) willing to fulfill the role of preceptors and the sites needed to meet the required 1,200 hours of supervised practice.  Students are strongly discouraged from contacting RDNs and facilities affiliated with traditional dietetic internships.


  • 94% one-year pass rate on the RD exam
  • 100% retention rate
  • 100% job placement rate 

How to Apply