Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship

General Characteristics NMSU's DI Program

  • Master's + DI program length: 22 months full-time (part-time not available)
  • Minimum of 1200 clock hours of scheduled supervised practice hours
  • Graduate level didactic course work to complete requirements for a Master's of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with an Emphasis in dietetics
  • Sites for rotations vary and include locations throughout southern New Mexico (approximately 130 miles from Las Cruces, New Mexico)
    • The Dietetic Intern will be assigned to supervised practice sites.
    • Example locations include: Las Cruces and Alamogordo, New Mexico. A few supervised practice sites in El Paso, Texas may also be available.
    • Dietetic Interns will be expected to maintain his/her own driver's license, mode of transportation, and liability insurance on their motor vehicle.
  • Program begins in mid-August each year.

Supervised Practice Rotations: 26 Graduate Credits

  • Approximately 16 weeks of Community Nutrition in Cooperative Extension Service and Community rotations
  • Approximately 16 weeks of Clinical Dietetics rotations
  • Approximately 10 weeks of Foodservice Systems Management

Graduate Level Didactic Coursework: 19 Credits

  • Includes graduate level statistics, research methods, seminars, and additional coursework in related subjects such as nutrition, dietetics, and food science.