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Graduate Coordinator


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Melanie Tracy Burns, Ph.D., RD

Melanie Burns, Ph.D.

Office: 1433 Klehm Hall
Phone: 217-581-6680
Fax: 217-581-6090
Email: mdburns@eiu.edu


Dr. Melanie Burns, Professor, is the coordinator of graduate study for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Dr. Burns frequently teaches Food Science (FCS 3120), Nutrition in the Life Span (FCS 3755), and Readings in Nutrition Research (FCS 5152).

Dr. Burns earned a BS and MS from Eastern Illinois University in Home Economics: Dietetics Option.  She earned her PhD in Human Resource Education from the University of Illinois in 1999.

Admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Graduate Program requires:

an application to The Graduate School

• a verification statement verifying completion of your DPD coursework

• and a match with Eastern Illinois University’s Dietetic Internship through D&D Digital.

Students who are not matched with the program can apply to Eastern Illinois University, to obtain a master degree in family and consumer sciences. Please contact Dr. Burns with questions (217-581-6680).