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EIU Master of Science Nutrition & Dietetics

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Melanie Tracy Burns, Professor and Interim Chair of Family and Consumer Sciences, is the coordinator of graduate study for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program. 

Dr. Burns frequently teaches Food Science (FCS 3120), Principles of Nutrition Education (FCS 5155) and Nutrition Services Management (FCS 5156).

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 will remain in the MSND: Nutrition Education Option and are welcome to apply to the DI in the next round of matching. Please contact Dr. Burns with questions (217-581-6680).

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Melanie Tracy Burns, PhD, RD

School of Family and Consumer Sciences
600 Lincoln Avenue
1433 Klehm Hall
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
(217) 581-6680
Fax: (217) 581-6090

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