Are you interested in our master of science in nutrition and dietetics program? Then it’s time to apply!

Please review our admission requirements, dates and deadlines, and instructions. Then complete our online application.

Before You Begin...

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Re-enroll (previous Ball State graduate students only)” option under “Academic Intent” in the application.

Do not choose the Re-enroll Applicant Type if you are any of the following:

  • a first-time applicant to a Ball State graduate program
  • applying for a new or different program or certificate than one in which you are already enrolled
  • previously applied for a program but never attended any classes


The admission requirements and process to apply for this program differ depending on whether you are currently a registered dietitian or are aspiring to be one.

Aspiring Dietitians

If you are not yet a registered dietitian and are planning to become one, please follow these instructions and requirements.

A key part of our program will involve participating in the Ball State Dietetic Internship, which you’ll have to apply for.

Because of this, the admission process for you is two-fold:

  • apply to Ball State University to be admitted to the degree program
  • apply for the Ball State Dietetic Internship using the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and D&D Digital for computer matching

The Ball State offers a Preselect Option (PDF) for the dietetic internship to qualified applicants.

Dates and Deadlines

Exclamation IconApplication and materials are due on the specified dates by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

The Ball State Dietetic Internship always participates in the spring match; the program may participate in the fall match. DICAS applications are typically due in February and September every year. Check with your program director, DICAS or D&D Digital systems for specific details. Candidates must apply to the MS Nutrition and Dietetics program (not the “online” MS Nutrition and Dietetics program) at the same time they submit their DICAS materials.

1. Review admission requirements and prepare materials.


You must have earned a bachelor’s degree and Verification Statement from an ACEND-approved undergraduate program


You must have the following minimum grade point averages (GPA):

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 3.0 DPD GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 2.75 Science GPA on a 4.0 scale


Our program does not require you to take the GRE.

Matching Process

Applicants must submit an internship application through DICAS and also register online with D&D Digital for computer matching. Computer matching results are revealed on Notification Day which is typically the first week in April.


If you have questions about the application process or fees, please contact DICAS by email or at 617-612-2855

Supplemental Form

You will need to fill out the Supervised Practice Selection Form and submit it via DICAS.

Download Form (PDF)


Applicants may be interviewed by the Dietetic Internship Director on campus or via video conference.

2. Prepare your transcripts.

Both Ball State and DICAS must receive your transcripts.

You will need to have either unofficial or official transcripts submitted to Ball State. Please review our instructions before you apply. (You do not need to submit Ball State transcripts in order to apply.)

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You will also need to submit your official transcripts directly to DICAS at the following address:

DICAS Transcript Department
P.O. Box 9118
Watertown, MA 02472

3. Apply to Ball State

Complete the online application to Ball State.  Apply to the University by the time you submit your DICAS application.

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Dates and Deadlines

Exclamation IconApplication and materials are due on the specified dates by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

All of your application materials need to be received two weeks prior to the start of the semester you wish to begin. Our semester start dates can be found in Ball State’s academic calendar.

An application and all required materials must be received by the application deadline. Receipt of applications for admission and required materials after the deadline does not guarantee review. International applicants must adhere to the requirements and deadlines outlined by International Admissions.

1. Review admission requirements and prepare materials.

Application Materials

You will need to upload the following materials to your online application to Ball State.

  • a statement of purpose or letter of intent (why do you want to seek a master’s degree)
  • two letters of recommendation
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • proof of current registration from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

2. Prepare your transcripts.

Ball State must receive transcripts for all applicants. Please review our instructions before you apply. (NOTE: If you previously attended Ball State, you do not need to submit those Ball State transcripts in order to apply.)

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3. Apply.

Complete our online application.


Applications are $60 per program.

You can pay your application fees (nonrefundable) with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Or you may pay online with an electronic check from a U.S. bank.

Fee Waivers

You do not have to pay the application fee if you are a:

  • McNair Scholar
  • previous Ball State student (enrolled after high school)
  • current Ball State employee (full-time, benefits-eligible)
  • veteran or active-duty military
  • guest student seeking credits to transfer to another institution
  • attendee of an information session

If you are in one of these categories, make sure to select the fee waiver option in the application.

After You Apply

Log in to your application status portal below to submit additional materials, check your application status, and confirm your enrollment.

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If you need additional assistance, please feel free to email our graduate admissions staff, who are here to help you through this process.

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