Students working together in a class settingThe UAB MS in Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship accepts a total of 25 interns annually. These positions are distributed among 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.

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 directly to DICAS.
    • More information about the DICAS application procedure and fees can be found on the ACEND website.

    2. 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

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

    • Application deadline: February 15
    • Program Code: 301
    • Rank programs in order of preference

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

    5. UAB does participate in 2nd round matching. The program will be listed on the D&D Digital website once 1st round matching has concluded if openings are available. To apply to the program during 2nd round matching, please apply through DICAS.

  • Phase 2 – Graduate School
    1. Students who are matched to the Clinical Track/Dietetic Internship and accept their position will then apply to the UAB Graduate School.
      • UAB Graduate School Deadline: June 1
    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.

Application Deadlines

Due February 15

  • DICAS Application
  • D&D Digital Application

Due June 1

  • UAB Graduate School Application

Admission Requirements

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

  • Received a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Completed the required curriculum from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and received a Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent Statement.
  • Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

International students should have:

  • An expected cumulative TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5, PTEA (Pearson Test of English Academics) score of 53, Duolingo score of 70, or IELA (International English Language Assessment) score of 176.
  • Please contact the Office of International admissions [] with questions specific to the English proficiency test requirements.
  • A Financial Affidavit of Support.

In instances where applicants do not meet the principal GPA 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. 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.

Additional Information

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.