The Combined Dietetic Internship and Master of Science Program at The Ohio State University offers a combined master’s degree and dietetic internship program for dietetics students who have graduated from an accredited didactic program in dietetics. This program is no longer accepting applications as we have transitioned to the Master of Dietetics and Nutrition degree


The mission of The Ohio State University Combined Dietetic Internship and Master’s Degree program is to educate dietitians for high-quality entry level practice and advancement to positions of leadership and influence.  Our graduates are prepared to think critically and engage in ethical decision making, provide leadership for nutrition services, practice and manage in a variety of environments, function as active multidisciplinary team members and continue professional development throughout life.

Program Handbook

Master of Science Combined Dietetic Internship Handbook

Program Goals

Program Outcomes

Program outcome data is available upon request from the program director. 

Commission on Dietetic Registration

The Commission on Dietetic Registration administers rigorous valid and reliable credentialing processes to protect the public and meet the needs of CDR credentialed practitioners, employers and consumers.

Registration Exam Passing Rates

The credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is a national exam administered through  the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  The MSDI program has a national three-year average pass rate of 95.83% for graduates passing on the first attempt.  The minimum acceptable pass-rate is 80%.


Medical Dietetics programs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs. ACEND is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV gatekeeper. This recognition affirms that ACEND meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs. ACEND is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors and abides by its code of good practice.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 800/877-1600 Ext. 5400

Disclosure Statement

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at for online programs and for on-campus programs.