Applying to Dietetics Programs

Applicants interested in the undergraduate Coordinated Program, Master's-level Coordinated Program, or Dietetic Internship program must apply as described below, using the appropriate application(s) for the desired program. If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll be more than happy to help guide you through the process.

Submission Instructions for all Applications: For any application materials that need to be submitted directly to the Department of Allied Health Sciences, you may submit them in person, by mail, or via email.

If submitting in person: If mailing some or all components: To submit your application virtually:
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Koons Hall, Room 228
Business Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M. (Monday-Friday)
Department of Allied Health Sciences
University of Connecticut
358 Mansfield Rd. U-1101
Storrs, CT 06269

4+1 Coordinated Program Application Information

The 4+1 Dietetics Coordinated Program is only open to students in their junior and senior years. You should plan to apply by February 1 of your sophomore year. Regardless of your previously declared major, you are required to complete a supplemental application to be considered for the Dietetics Coordinated Program. Please consult the undergraduate Coordinated Program admissions page for pre-requisite coursework and other admissions criteria.

Application Deadline: February 1

Required Application Components:

  1. Dietetics Supplemental Application
  2. Personal Statement (see application for instructions)
  3. Two letters of recommendation using supplied form (Note: We recommended that you collect these letters and submit along with your application packet, but your recommenders may also send their letters separately)
  4. Unofficial UConn Transcript (access through Student Admin)
  5. Official Transcript(s) for any non-UConn institution attended

Official transcripts must be sent as e-transcripts to If your institution doesn’t provide this service, please email

Admissions Decisions: Communicated in mid-March

4+2 Coordinated Program Application Information for non-DPD Graduates

The 4+2 Dietetics Coordinated Program is open to students who have earned (or will earn) a bachelor's degree and who have completed appropriate prerequisite courses. Applications are due by February 1 for a start in the following fall semester. Please consult the Master's-level admissions page for prerequisite coursework and other admissions criteria. You are required to apply through the UConn Graduate School and through the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

Application Deadline: February 1

Required Application Components:

  1. Online Graduate School Application - Please select "Health" as your field and then "Health Promotion (MS)" as your field study
    • Unofficial UConn Transcripts
    • Official transcripts from all non-UConn institutions attended - Please have your official undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s) sent directly to the Graduate School
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • TOEFL scores if you are a non-native English speaker
    • $75 application fee payable by credit card or PayPal during the application process
  2. Coordinated Program Application
    • Application Form
    • Personal Statement addressing your interest in becoming a Registered Dietitian
    • Please email your Coordinated Program application to

Admission Decisions: Communicated in mid-March.

4+2 Coordinated Program Application Information for DPD Graduates

The coordinated 4+2 program is open to individuals who have completed a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and who are interested in completing a master's degree concurrently with 1200+ hours of supervised practice required for credentialing. Upon successful completion of the program, students will complete a master's degree in health promotion sciences and receive the Verification Statement that allows them to sit for the National Registration Examination. The coordinated master's program participates in Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) and the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Internship Matching Service (D&D Digital). Applications must be submitted through those services by February 15 for a start in the following fall semester. The program is limited to approximately 10 students per year.

Graduates of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

Prior to the start of the program, you must provide a verification statement from the school you completed your  coursework and an official transcript stating your Bachelor's degree. You will also need to be admitted into the Master's program. Admissions criteria include:

  • 3.0+ cumulative undergraduate GPA (or 3.0+ GPA for your final two years of undergraduate work)
  • TOEFL test scores if you are a non-native English speaker
  • Strong academic record in the sciences (preferred)
  • Research and/or volunteer experience related to professional/career interests (preferred)
  • Match with graduate faculty research interests

Note: No GRE scores are required for admission to the Coordinated Program + MS in Health Promotion Sciences. Although graduate assistantships are not typically available, there is a possibility of an educational stipend of approximately $2,500 in the second year of the program.

Required Application Components:

  1. Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) Online Application
    1. Official Transcript(s)
    2. Personal Statement:
      1. achievements and interests in personal/academic life and workplace
      2. short and long-term career goals
      3. interest in a master’s degree in Health Promotion Sciences
      4. strengths and areas of improvement
    3. Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent
    4. Three letters of recommendation (at least one should be from a dietetics faculty member)
    5. $50 application fee for first application, $25 for each additional application
  2. Submit prioritized program choices to Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Internship Matching Service (D&D Digital)
    1. $55 computer matching fee
    2. Coordinated Masters program number: 893
  3. Submit UConn Dietetic Internship Supplemental Application & Fee ($70)
    1. Option 1: Submit and pay online (Note: due to COVID-19, submitting your Supplemental Application and fee online is preferred)
    2. Option 2: Submit by mail and pay by check (UConn Dietetics Supplemental Application)

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be communicated through D&D Digital in early April. If matched, the students will be required to complete UConn’s graduate school application for formal acceptance into the graduate school. The graduate school application is $75.

All application materials become the property of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and cannot be returned to you after submission. Please keep copies of application materials for your own records as needed/where possible.