The Medical Dietetics Program at The Ohio State University offers a coordinated program at the graduate level. Coordinated programs combine the coursework with the dietetic internship so students are eligible to take the national dietetics registration exam upon graduation. The coordinated graduate program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in a non-dietetics field and would like to pursue a dietitian’s registered-eligible program at the graduate level.

Application Process and Materials

The application to begin the program for AUTUMN 2018 will open on August 1st, 2017. The priority application deadline for will be December 1st, 2017. The program will begin August 21st, 2018.

  1. Submit an application by going to the following link:
  2. You will complete the bachelor’s application, but select the “Coordinated Graduate Track”
  3. Since CG applicants share an application with applicants pursing the bachelor’s degree, you will submit your RESUME, and LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION directly to us at The application allows you to enter your PERSONAL STATEMENT but with a maximum limit of 300 words. Should you prefer to submit an essay that is longer than this space allows, you can also submit your PERSONAL STATEMENT directly to us along with your other materials
  4. Applications will be reviewed throughout December and January
  5. A personal interview will be offered to competitive applicants. Knowledge of the profession and personal career goals will be evaluated at this time. Interviews will be scheduled for the first two weeks in February.
  6. Admissions decisions will be made by March


Applicants must complete and submit the following materials in order to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. TRANSCRIPTS — Submission of all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed
  2. CV/RESUME — Submission of a current CV/Resume
  3. PERSONAL STATEMENT — The personal statement must explain the applicant's goals in applying for graduate studies in HRS. This statement should include a summary of the applicant's relevant educational, professional and research experiences, as well as, the applicant's career and professional goals. The statement will be re- viewed for the quality of writing and to determine if the applicant's stated goals are in line with the program's purpose and scope.
  4. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION — Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation with graduate reference forms attached. Reference Forms can be found at: Letters should be completed by individuals who can attest to the applicant's strengths. Such individuals can be the appli- cant's professors, clinical instructors or employer. Areas of discussion can include but are not limited to, per- sonal and professional development and follow through, work ethic, interpersonal skills, maturity and attitude toward learning and critical thinking.
  5. GRE SCORES — GRE Scores must be sent to OSU’s Graduate and Professional Admissions code: #1592

Application Criteria

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission to the Coordinated Graduate Medical Dietetics program: submit requested materials to be considered for admission. The priority deadline for AUTUMN 2018 is December 1st, 2017. The program will begin August 21st, 2018. Students will submit an application by going to the following link: In order to apply to the program, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • BACHELOR’S DEGREE — Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or comparable degree from a recognized foreign institution prior to the start of the program.
  • GPA — A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA is required in all coursework taken at all accredited institu- tions.
  • PREREQUISITES — Completion of the following prerequisites with a C– or higher by the end of SUMMER 2018
    • COLLEGE ALEBRA (or higher)
  • GRE — Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and score a minimum 33rd percentile in each section.

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