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MS in Dietetics
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We accept applications for our MS Dietetics program (without dietetic internship) beginning on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee reviews on a rolling basis approximately one month after the completed application has been submitted.
Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate coursework with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and a certificate of completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) from an ACEND-accredited program. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in baccalaureate courses.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
We require three letters of recommendation, preferably from a professional colleague or supervisor who has completed a master's or higher degree. If the applicant has been admitted to the dietetic internship within the last 12 months, the letters of recommendation that were submitted for the dietetic internship application may be used.
REGISTERED DIETITIAN CREDENTIAL
The Loyola Master of Science in Dietetics is intended to prepare credentialed Registered Dietitians to advance in their profession. Eligibility for this program requires the applicant to currently hold the credential of Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration or concurrently accepted into the Loyola Dietetic Internship.
OFFICIAL TEST SCORES (ONE OF GRE, MCAT, GMAT, OR LSAT)
Graduates with an advanced academic or professional degree (MD, DO, JD, PhD, ScD, etc.) from a U.S. or Canadian institution may request a GRE waiver. Waivers for other advanced degrees (MBA, MPH, MPP, MSW, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis; waivers are generally granted if the degree is from an institution that required the applicant to take a graduate admissions test such as the GRE or MCAT. The GRE or other graduate entrance exam requirement may be waived if the applicant’s undergraduate GPA is above 3.0.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Describe your professional goals and reasons for pursuing an advanced degree.
You may also be required to submit:
- Transcript evaluation. If you completed any post-secondary work outside of the United States or Canada (except for study abroad coursework), regardless of the language of the instruction or transcript, you must submit your transcripts through the approved, outside credential evaluation services:
Educational Perspectives: Applicants should request a Course-by-Course Evaluation.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE): Applicants should request a Course-by-Course Report.
- English language test requirement. An official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. For the TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based test or 550 on the written test is required. The minimum score for the new TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) is 79–80. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 in each section is required.
This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or for those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the MS Dietetics at SHSPH@luc.edu.