Application & Application Deadline
Widener University accepts applicants through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS).
The deadline to apply to the MS in nutrition science program is February 15.
Widener University welcomes and encourages students from diverse academic, cultural, and ethnical backgrounds to apply to our MS in nutrition science program.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain prior nutrition/health-related work experience (volunteer or paid) to demonstrate their ability to be confident communicators, team players, and self-directed learners in order to successfully complete the rigors of the program.
- Bachelor's degree from an ACEND-accredited program
- Original verification statement from an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP). If the applicant is completing a DPD program, the applicant may submit a Declaration of Intent Form instead of the verification statement at the time of submitting the DICAS application.
- Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Minimum DPD science GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale*
- Minimum DPD professional GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale*
- Completed DICAS application, which includes:
- Two (2) letters of recommendations – work or academic references
- Personal statement
- Official transcripts
- Additional Requirements for International Students: International student applicants from non-English speaking countries a TOEFL minimum score of 79 internet based or 213 computer based is required.
The program does not require a GRE score for admission.
Application Review & Selection Process
All applications will be reviewed and interviewed by a selection committee which includes the program director, faculty, and preceptors. The selection committee members will have different areas of expertise (e.g. clinical, management, and public health). Applicants will be evaluated on academic performance, work and volunteer experience in the field, evidence of maturity, interpersonal skills, leadership potential, quality of reference, and compatibility of applicant’s goals with the mission of our program.
By early March, select applicants will be invited to attend a 15-20 minute virtual interview with the selection committee. Applicants selected for an interview will notified at least two (2) weeks prior to the interview.
The interview will focus on interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills and ultimately give both the interviewee and selection committee a chance to know each other.