Admission Information

Acceptance into the 12-month MSDI program is a selective process open to students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) (within the last 5 years) and earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. K-State does not grant exemption from any supervised practice or alternate learning experiences based on prior education or employment experiences. The program also does not accept transfer credit for the graduate coursework required for the MSDI.

The program is accredited to accept a maximum of 15 students each year.

Eligibility to apply to the MSDI

Applicants must be accepted into the MS in NDSS program and have been issued a DPD verification statement. More information on this process can be found on the NDSS Application page.


The program will disseminate the internal MSDI application in the fall semester. Applications are due November 1. Notifications will be made before December 1. Applicants’ decisions on acceptance are due December 15.

Selection Priority

Selection priority is given to Kansas State students who have completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Students are eligible to apply to the Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences with Dietetic Internship (MSDI) as long as they have not previously completed a Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Science.


The application requirements for the MSDI can be found in the MSDI Handbook. Acceptance into the Kansas State Graduate School is also required for official entrance into the MSDI. Required graduate application materials consist of:

  • Unofficial transcripts from every institution you have earned college credit from,
  • Three professional references willing to submit an electronic survey via Qualtrics to be added to your application,
  • Completed applicant information form (FNDH Graduate Applicant Supplemental Information)
  • International applicants must also submit financial paperwork and language competency exam scores
  • Start an online application

The Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Sciences with Dietetic Internship (MSDI) Admissions Committee will review all materials. All applications will be considered for institutional or departmental awards. Graduate assistantships are not available for students enrolled in the MSDI concentration.

Post acceptance requirements

All conditionally accepted applicants must demonstrate compliance with the K-State Dietetic Internship Student Health Policy by submitting additional documentation and data on the Health Information and Immunization form. Requirements and associated program policies are described in the MSDI Handbook. Details for providing the information and completing the on-boarding process are included in the Letter of Acceptance.