Applying to the MS-DI Program

Admissions Requirements

How to Apply to the Masters of Science in Allied Health with a Concentration in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship Program (MS-DI)

As an accredited program through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the program participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS). DICAS is a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a streamlined application system. The program participates in the Spring Matching Cycle with D&D Digital dietetic internship matching.

Steps for application:

  1. Complete the DICAS application at and submit. The DICAS fee is $55.
  2. You will receive an email from Augusta University ( once your DICAS application has been verified to complete the AU application on the Admissions Portal. The application fee with be due at this time. The fee is $25.
  3. Register online at D&D Digital (, pay the computer match fee and enter your contact information and Dietetic Internship preferences.
  4. The deadline for the DICAS application and registering with D&D Digital is February 15.


Please refer to the DICAS Applicant Portal at or the DICAS Information page on the Academy’s website for guidance and deadlines at

D&D Digital dietetic internship matching information can be found at


The program is obliged to follow the rules and guidelines established by Augusta University. Consideration and acceptance of the interns is by a selected committee that will be in compliance with the university, state and federal regulations and laws. The selection committee includes the program director, nutrition faculty and preceptors. The application of each intern will be viewed and considered individually, in compliance with the protection of student civil rights.

Augusta University is an equal opportunity educational institution based on the student’s academic preparation and ability. The admission decisions are made regardless of sex, gender, color, race, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disabilities or creed. The University does not engaging in discrimination or harassment against any person regardless of sexual orientation, race, origin, religion, sex, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as disabled veteran of the Vietnam period and fulfill with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and regulation.

Augusta University comply with the Privacy Act of 11974 as well as the Family and Educational Rights. To maintain the student protection of privacy information and the access to files, consent by the intern is required before releasing any information from the intern’s record.


Minimum requirements for the Master of Science in Allied Health with a Concentration in Nutrition with a Dietetic Internship (MS-DI):

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  1. An original verification statement from an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). If the student is in process of completing a DPD program, the applicant may submit a Declaration of Intent Form at time of application and the original verification statement prior to enrollment.
  1. Overall GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  1. DPD Professional GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  1. GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  1. TOEFL Score: English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ( or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam ( scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
    1. TOEFL Minimum Overall Score: 550 paper-based, 79 internet-based or 213 computer-based.
    2. IELTS Minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5.


Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for:

    • Graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction.
    • Citizens of one of the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda  •  Australia  •  Bahamas  •  Barbados  •  Belize  •  Bermuda  •  Botswana  •  British Virgin Islands  •  Brunei  •  Cameroon  •   Canada (except Quebec)  •  Dominica  •  Ethiopia  •  Fiji  •  Gambia  •  Ghana  •  Grenada  •  Guyana  •  India  •  Ireland  •  Israel  •  Jamaica  •  Kenya  •  Kiribati  •  Liberia  •  Malawi  •  Malta  •  Marshall Islands  •  Mauritius  •  Micronesia  •  Namibia  •  Nauru  •  New Zealand  •  Nigeria  •  Pakistan  •  Palau Papua New Guinea  •  Philippines  •  Rwanda  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis  •  Saint Lucia  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  •  Samoa  •  Seychelles  •  Sierra Leone  •  Singapore  •  Solomon Islands  •  South Africa  •  Swaziland  •  Tanzania  •  Tonga  •  Trinidad and Tobago  Turks and Caicos  •  Tuvalu  •  Uganda  •   United Kingdom  •   United States of America  •  Vanuatu  •  Zambia  •  Zimbabwe 


  1. Recency of Education: Applicants must be able to demonstrate successful completion of coursework in advanced nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition assessment and/or sufficient evidence of clinical practice within the five years prior to the starting date of the internship. The applicant must also submit a transcript indicating the grade received for this course is completed. If currently enrolled, Declaration of Intent Form must be provided by Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director


  • Submission to DICAS of the required dietetic internship application materials and fee ( by the February deadline.
  • Submission of the D & D Digital computer matching preferences and fee by the deadline for the spring match at
  • Submission of Augusta University’s Online Application for Graduate Programs
  • Successful completion of an interview (upon invitation) with the selection committee. Interviews will be conducted via telephone.
  • Meet requirements for recency of education.
  • Final transcript indicating the completion of a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Due to the competitive nature of the program, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain prior nutrition/health work experience (volunteer or paid) . Applicants should demonstrate their ability to be self-confident communicators, team players, and self-directed learners in order to successfully complete the rigors of the internship program.

Contact Us

Nicole MooreDirector Nicole Moore, MS, RD, LD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
College of Allied Health Sciences

987 St. Sebastian Way EB-1008, Augusta, GA 30912
706-721-2320      706-721-0495