Admission Policy for International Students

Policy for International Students Applying to the Murray State University (MSU) Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetic Internship (MSDI)

1. Visit the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) International Student website.

2. Have your foreign degree transcript(s) evaluated by one of the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s (CDR) approved third party agencies (see list below). This should generate a detailed course-by-course evaluation that can be submitted along with your application to the Program Director. Course syllabi may also be requested to complete foreign degree transcript evaluation.

Approved Third-Party Agencies

3. Contact the MSU International Student Office to learn about VISA opportunities, scholarship opportunities, the application and admission process, and to determine specific requirements (e.g., TOEFL).

Phone or WhatsApp: +1 270 809 4223

4. Apply for admission.

5. After completing steps 1-4, email the Program Director to see which classes you will need to take in order to earn your verification statement. The verification statement is a document that is required for application to any dietetic internship program in order to become a registered dietitian (RD) in the United States. It must be issued from an accredited DPD program, such as MSU. A copy of the course-by-course evaluation from the third-party agency, in addition to your transcripts and personal statement, should also be included.

Didactic Program in Dietetics Director (DPD)
Lacey Latimer, MS, RD, LD, CPT
DPD Director, Instructor
200 N Applied Science Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Office: (270.809.3964
Fax: 270.809.6950

6. If you are interested in the Master of Science in Nutrition or MSDI, then you will need to go through DICAS (Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services) and the D&D Digital computer-matching software to apply by February 15th .

Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetic Internship Director (MSDI)
Nichole Haynes, MS, RD, LDN
Dietetic Internship Director and Instructor
Murray State University 
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Office: 270.809.3152

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