Dietetics Major Entry Requirement
Enrollment in the dietetics major is limited. The Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics is a professional degree which requires acceptance into a competitive post-bachelor’s dietetic internship in order to complete the requirements for eligibility to take the registered dietitian examination. At the junior level, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is necessary to be considered for admission but does not guarantee admission. The number of students admitted depends on the number of slots available and the number of applicants each semester. During the past 2 years, the GPA cut-point for admission has been a steady minimum of 3.0-3.1.
Dietetics sophomores are automatically entered into the application pool when they reach junior status (56 credits or more). Juniors and seniors in other majors who wish to be considered for admission to the dietetics major may complete an Application for Admission Review. Admission decisions are made at the end of each semester after grades are posted. The application form is available in the FSHN Career Center, 106 G.M. Trout FSHN Building or may be downloaded via the link below. Advising Center phone: (517) 353-3318.
Junior-level transfer students may be considered for admission to the dietetics program after meeting prerequisite course requirements listed on the Office of Admissions website at www.admissions.msu.edu/admission/transfer_limitedEnrollment.asp. Sophomore-level transfer students with 42 or more credits may select dietetics as a major preference if they have met those prerequisites a full semester before their starting semester at MSU.
MSU Students may reserve an appointment with the dietetics adviser via the online Student Success Dashboard. Non-MSU students may call the phone number above to arrange an appointment.