Eastern Illinois University Logo
Graduate School |

Nutrition and Dietetics


Prospective Students


Current Students

Graduate Assistantships

Faculty and Staff


Give a Gift

2015 Graduate Expo

Integrative Graduate Studies Institute

Contact Us


Melanie Burns, Ph.D.

Melanie Burns, Ph.D.

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

Department Website: Click Here
Catalog Description: Click Here

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

Dr. Burns frequently teaches Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences online (FCS 5470), Nutrition in the Life Cycle (FCS 5153), Nutrition and the Addicted Person (FCS 4753), and Nutrition for the Older Person (FCS 5151).

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.

• and a match with Eastern Illinois University through D&D Digital.

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