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MS in Nutrition and Dietetics: Dietetic Internship Option

This degree program offers the Dietetic Internship that is necessary to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  Degree-seeking students who match with EIU's Dietetic Internship through D & D Digital and who are admitted into this program will take 2 academic semesters of graduate coursework on Eastern's campus in Charleston, Illinois. Once the student completes the on-campus coursework, he/she will move to the location of his/her Dietetic Internship.  The Dietetic Internship is granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-5400.

MS in Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition Education Option

The MSND: Nutrition Education Option focuses on educating individuals on making healthier food choices.  Those graduate students admitted into this program will take 3-4 semester of graduate coursework on Eastern's campus in Charleston, Illinois.  Some, but not all, of the courses are available online as well.

This option:

  • does not include the Dietetic Internship
  • is designed to provide a graduate degree for RDNs, those who wish to not earn the RDN credential, international students, and secondary education FCS teachers.

For answers to commonly asked questions, please consult the MSND FAQ page.