Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship
Cost to Students
The cost of the program for the 2015-2016 academic years is $274.50/credit for New Mexico residents and $839.30/credit for non-residents. Currently, prospective dietetic interns can expect to pay $39,259.02 as NM Residents, while Non-Residents should be prepared to pay $64,110.22 during the completion of the NMSU Dietetic Internship Program. The internship averages nine credits per semester plus a one time student/wellness fee of $119.48 per semester. This includes use of the school facilities including the technology center, Activity Center and health services. The cost is subject to change yearly when the Board of Regents votes on a new budget.
The dietetic interns will also pay a student fee of $600 per semester. This fee will cover the cost associated with facilitating the educational portion of the internship.
Dietetic interns should plan to purchase a variety of text and reference books (for example: clinical text, medical terminology, foodservice, and community nutrition). Many of these books will be used in more than one course. During the supervised practice semesters you will also need to purchase access to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Online Nutrition Care Manual.
Dietetic interns are responsible for transportation to all facilities, parking and meals. Generally this means having one's own car, as the hours of attendance do not always correspond to public transportation and some placements will be within 130 miles of Las Cruces.
There may be times when the intern will incur housing/hotel expenses when placed at a site that is outside of the Las Cruces area. This is the responsibility of the intern to secure such housing arrangements and to assume any additional housing/hotel costs.
Dietetic interns will need to purchase a white lab coat or jacket to be worn when required. Dietetic interns must attend a minimum of two professional meetings during the DI calendar year. Many are at no cost to the dietetic interns but others may charge a fee.
The NMSU DI Program requires dietetic interns to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a student member. The yearly membership fee for 2015-2016 is $50. This membership includes a subscription to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Applications are available online at www.eatright.org Students must be members before the start of the Fall 2015 semester and maintain membership throughout the DI.