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The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

Potential candidates must complete the required undergraduate dietetic courses (DPD), apply to EIU’s graduate dietetics program through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS), and matched through the D & D Digital, you will be admitted to the M.S. in Dietetics.

If you have not completed the requirements listed above, you should discuss your options with the Dietetics Program Area Coordinator or the Department Chair.

Applicants for graduate assistantships and other forms of financial aid should consult the Graduate School Graduate Assistantship informational page.

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Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  1. A complete online application
  2. A copy of your official transcripts
  3. A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

The Eastern Illinois University Dietetic Internship is participating in Centralized Application System for Computer Matching Process. This program uses an on-line centralized internship application, DICAS, which may be accessed at: https://portal.dicas.org email: DICASinfo@DICAS.org

The on-line application must be completed and submitted by the DICAS deadlines. The fee to use DICAS is $40 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.

Additional non-refundable application fees include $35 for the Dietetic Internship. The application fee must be mailed at the same time that you submit your application through DICAS. Please mail the application fee to Dr. Kennedy-Hagan, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave, 1034 Klehm Hall, Charleston, IL 61920. The application fee for admission into the Graduate School is $30 and must be mailed to Graduate School, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920.

Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement in 1,000 words or less. Please address the following questions in your personal statement:

  • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?
  • What are some experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career?
  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:


DICAS - Transcript Dept.
PO Box 9118
Watertown, MA 02472


Official GRE report certifying score result is required and should be mailed to:

Dr. Kennedy-Hagan
600 Lincoln Ave
1034 Klehm Hall
Charleston, IL 61920

When completing the application form, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application.

Applicants must also register online at http://www.dnddigital.com for computer matching and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59

Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

Apply for an Assistantship

If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.

Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications are normally accepted through the middle of February; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month. For more information about graduate assistantships, please click here.

Join Us in Charleston!

Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!

Dates for Computer Matching Process

    The deadline dates and appointment dates for computer matching Dietetic Internship appointments have been established in conjunction with D&D Digital.

    Students must accept/reject the computer match within 24 hours of Notification Day. Students must notify the Dietetic Internship Program Director if they accept/reject the computer match by 5:00 pm on Appointment day of the program’s time zone.

    D&D Digital
    304 Main Street, Suite 301
    Ames, IA 50010
    Phone: (515) 292-0490
    Fax: (515) 663-9427
    Email: dnd@netins.net