Admissions

The UAB MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship accepts a total of 25 interns annually. These positions are distributed between the on- and off-campus programs:

  • Birmingham (on-campus): 16 interns
  • Mobile (off-campus): 4 interns
  • Montgomery (off-campus): 3 interns
  • Huntsville (off-campus): 2 interns

The Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and online computer matching through D&D Digital. Students who are matched to the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship will then apply to the Graduate School.

An Open House will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:30AM for students interested in learning more about the UAB MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track/ Dietetic Internship. Students will have the option to attend the Open House in-person on the UAB campus or online. If you would like to attend either event, please register by completing our online sign-up form. A recording of the Open House will also be available for students who are unable to attend the live event. To view the recording, please email the Clinical Track/ Dietetic Internship Program Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after November 9.

 

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship, a student must have:

  • Received a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Completed the required curriculum from a ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and received a Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent Statement.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum combined Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 297 (combined verbal and quantitative) and 3.5 on the GRE Writing Assessment Test, or a minimum Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 410. All scores must be from exams taken within the past 5 years.

For international students:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam score of 80 (internet version), 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version). Required only for applicants whose native language is not English.
  • Or a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  • A Financial Affidavit of Support.

In instances where applicants do not meet the principal GPA and/or GRE or MAT requirements for admission, they may be considered for probationary admission.

Students who are competitive for the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and GRE score (verbal + quantitative) of 300. Every part of the DICAS application and the Supplemental Application is used in the selection process and is reviewed by a committee composed of program faculty and preceptors.

If you do not qualify for the Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship, the Department of Nutrition Sciences offers additional MS in Nutrition Sciences tracks that may meet your professional goals.

 

Application Deadlines

Due February 15:

  • DICAS Application
  • D&D Digital Application
  • UAB Supplemental Application Form

Due June 1:

  • UAB Graduate School

Application Process

Phase 1 - Dietetic Internship

1. Apply for the UAB Dietetic Internship through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) portal.

  • DICAS Application Deadline: February 15
  • Send all application materials (except GRE scores) directly to DICAS.
  • More information about the DICAS application procedure and fees can be found on the ACEND website.  

2. Submit official GRE or MAT scores to the UAB Graduate School

  • GRE Institution Code: 1856
  • MAT Institution Code: 1017

3. For international students, submit official TOEFL score to UAB Graduate School

  • TOEFL Institution code: 1856
  • Mail Financial Affidavit of Support (for international applicants only) to:

    UAB Graduate School LHL G03
    1720 2nd Ave South
    Birmingham, Al 35294 – 0013

4. Submit the UAB Supplemental Application (PDF) to Program Director by February 15.

5. Apply for computer matching through D&D Digital.

  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Program Codes:
    • UAB On-Campus Code: 301
    • UAB Off-Campus Code: 442
  • Rank programs in order of preference

6. Applicants may be invited to interview with the Program Director during the application process. 

Phase 2 - Graduate School

1. Students who are matched to the Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship and accept their position on April 8, 2018 will THEN apply to the UAB Graduate School.

  • UAB Graduate School Deadline: June 1

 

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2. By August 1, enrolled students must complete required immunizations, drug screening, and background check. For more information about these requirements, please visit the UAB Student Health Services website at www.uab.edu/students/health.

For questions regarding admission requirements and the application process, contact the Clinical Track/ Dietetic Internship Program Director, Carleton Rivers, MS, RDN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 205-934-3223.