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DPD Graduates

If you have earned, or are currently in the process of earning, DPD verification through an ACEND accredited didactic program in dietetics, you can apply to join our CP as a graduate student to earn an M.A. and complete the internship hours. DPD graduates complete our program over five semesters. You may review the curriculum guide for DPD graduates here.  

 

Our program accepts applications through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) online internship system. The application portal opens on October 4th, 2022. After that date, you may submit your application for a summer 2023 start. We are not part of the D&D match. 

 Although our preferred deadline is March 15th, applications are reviewed, and acceptances are offered on a rolling basis. So, if you are interested in joining us – don’t delay, apply today!  

Our general requirements are listed below. All application materials must be submitted through DICAS. 

  • 3.0 overall GPA for all coursework completed* 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended 
  • DPD verification statement, or declaration of intent confirmed by program director 
  • Resumé specifically highlighting your work and volunteer experiences that are relevant to the nutrition and dietetics profession  
  • Personal statement answering the following prompts, at a minimum:  
  • Your current interest area(s) in dietetics 
  • 2 – 3 of your strengths and how they will contribute to your success in our program 
  • 1 – 2 areas for improvement, and what you have done/are doing to improve upon them 
  • Discussion of your most meaningful experiences (school, work, volunteer) that have contributed to your preparation for graduate school and supervised practice 
  • Explanation of why you would be a good fit for the coordinated program at Fontbonne University 
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from people who can discuss your character, experience, and preparation for graduate school and/or supervised practice – Preferably, one academic and one professional reference letter from a work/practicum/volunteer supervisor 
  • Virtual interview (will be scheduled once application has been reviewed) 

 

 

Estimated Costs to complete the M.A. and Internship 

Tuition and Fees* 

$28,000 

Graduation Fee 

$75 

Additional Course Fees (lab fees, RDN exam study materials, and electronic student tracking tool) 

$600 

Textbooks and Reference Materials 

$800 

Professional Liability Insurance 

$26 

Physical Examination, Required Immunizations and health screenings  

$200 (estimated, depends on individual needs insurance plan) 

Background Check & Drug Screen** 

$120 

ServSafe® or similar food protection certification (if not currently certified) 

$70 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Membership 

$58/year 

Parking on Campus 

$90/semester; $150/academic year 

*For information about refund of tuition and fees and/or program withdrawal, refer to the Academic Policies and Regulations in the online Fontbonne Universitycatalog  

**Additional immunizations and/or screening may be required by practice sites. 

  

Please see the Tuition and Fees page for more information about tuition, aid, and scholarships.  

Visit the Financial Aid Department webpage or contact the financial aid office to learn more about eligibility for aid, loans, and scholarships as this varies.  

Resources

Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S. and M.A.)

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