2024 CDR Graduate Degree Requirement
Beginning January 1, 2024, the minimum degree requirement for eligibility to take the registration examination for dietitians will change from a bachelor’s degree to a graduate degree. All other didactic and supervised practice eligibility requirements will remain the same. In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements by midnight December 31, 2023.
Complete your MS in Human Nutrition Degree
The internship has established a partnership with The University of Alabama to provide interns with the opportunity to enroll in a fully online, 30 credit-hour Master of Science program in Human Nutrition. The program is creatively designed to provide foundation knowledge before starting coursework, integrate class assignments with experiences in the internship, and assure advanced knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Internship directors work directly with university faculty to align assignments and activities, allowing students to complete the internship and master’s degree in less than two years. All courses are offered fully online. Out-of-state fees are waived. Financial aid is available to cover course tuition and living expenses for students who qualify. There is no need for additional letters of recommendation or GRE scores. The graduate program can accept up to 12 hours of graduate coursework as transfer credit that may be applied to the degree. You can learn more about the program here: http://www.nhm.ches.ua.edu/masters-in-human-nutrition.html.
Complete Your Graduate School Application
If you are interested in pursuing your MS degree through The University of Alabama, while completing your dietetic internship, email Dr. Molaison at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know of your interest. Then, be sure to complete your application to The University of Alabama by February 15th. Please note the following when submitting your graduate school application:
- You are applying to the MS in Human Nutrition program
- Select the "Generalist" concentration
- Select the correct admission term
- Include unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, statement of purpose, resume, and contact information for three individuals to write a letter of recommendation
- Pay the application fee