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MS/DI Onsite Track Contact:

Ms. Claudia Scott
Director, Dietetic Internship
University of Houston
3875 Holman, Rm 104 GAR
Houston, TX  77204-6015

Office: 207 Cameron
Phone : (713) 743-4025
Fax: (713) 743-9860

The Application Process

Admission requirements at UH include a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an original verification statement, from an ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), if you are a graduate or an Intent to Complete Form if you have yet to graduate.

UHDI puts emphasis on work experience and would like to know about ALL work experiences that you consider relevant to your application for internship. Please feel free to include that information either on the form or in your personal statement. The program gives preference to candidates with DPD GPA of 3.4 and higher, science GPA of 2.8 and higher, and overall GPA of 3.0 and higher.

You will need to apply for and accepted into both programs - The online MS in nutrition program and the UH Dietetic Internship program.

If you are accepted into the MSDI option - you will be required to follow the course sequence as instructed by your academic advisor and/or internship director. The course sequencing is dependent on program start date.

Applying for the Dietetic internship is a 3 step process:

Complete an online application with DICAS

The University of Houston participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS). The program may be accessed at (e-mail The fee to use DICAS is $50 for the first application submitted and $25 for each additional application.

DICAS requires a personal statement, online application, official transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation. in addition we require you to upload the following to DICAS.

  • Current resume (Please include your email address)

See completing the application for more information on these.

Mail in additional materials to UH

UH requires students to mail in your application fees along with the application checklist.

Register with D&D

You must also register with D&D Digital Systems in order to participate in what is termed the nationwide “matching process” used by most internships. The deadline for submitting your internship preferences in rank order (whether you have one choice or twenty) is the same as the deadline for submitting the applications to the schools or programs of your choice as mentioned above. Applicants can obtain the computer matching materials from a Didactic Program Director or from D&D Digital Systems, 304 Main St. Ste. 301, Ames, IA 50010, Phone (515) 292-0490, Fax (515) 663-9427. There is currently a $50.00 charge for the computer matching process, payable to D&D Digital, although this cost is subject to change. Click here to go to the section on the ACEND website for details on Computer Matching Policy and Procedures.

The D&D digital matching number for the University of Houston - MS/DI onsite program is 638 for the fall match and 1008 for the spring match

The deadline for application submissions is determined by D&D Digital Systems and is usually in February and September of each year. Refer to your Didactic Program Director for the actual dates.

To be considered for admission, all application materials must be submitted online and the application fee with checklist mailed in by the due dates in either February or September. You may send the application fee with checklist by regular mail. If you wish to get acknowledgement you should use a carrier that provides tracking ie: UPS, overnight mail, DHS, Fedex etc. We do not recommend the use of certified mail.

The checklist and application fee should be submitted in person or via mail to:

Ms. Claudia Scott
Dietetic Internship Director
University of Houston
Health & Human Performance
3855 Holman St., Rm 104 Garrison
Houston, TX  77204-6015

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