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Dietetic Internship

Kathleen Carozza, MA, RD
Henderson Hall 145

Phone: (973) 290-4126

M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship

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The combined M.S. in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Program (MS/DI) is completed in 38 credits. Accepted students complete 20 hours of online M.S. in Nutrition coursework and 18 credits of Dietetic Internship (DI) program-specific coursework, which includes a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised practice. Students who successfully complete the program receive a M.S. in Nutrition and a verification statement of program completion. They are then eligible to take the National Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists (RD/RDN).

The program offers a choice of concentrations with separate match codes, Entrepreneurial Nutrition Practice (code 418) or Community and Public Health Nutrition (code 134). Students can apply to one or both of the concentrations.

Interested? Learn more about the Dietetic Internship Application process.

Dietetic Internship Open Houses
  • In-Person Open House
    Monday, January 7, 2019 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • FNCE Student Internship Fair, Washington DC
  • Virtual Open Houses
    (pre-registration is required)
    • Friday, October 12, 2018 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.


CDR Credentialing

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

In some states (not currently in New Jersey), graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship through the Combined Master's in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program at the College of Saint Elizabeth are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN, please visit

Where Our DI Grads Are
  • ShopRite in-store and corporate
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Clinical Nutrition Manager
  • Hunterdon Medical Center
  • Overlook Hospital
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset
Long Term Care
  • Alaris Health
  • Crane's Mill
  • Franciscan Oaks
Product Development & Regulatory
  • Nestlé
School Food Service
  • Maschio's Food Services Inc.
  • Pomptonian
Developmental Disorders Clinical Care
  • Matheny Medical and Educational Center
  • Hunterdon Developmental Center
Food Service Director or Manager
  • Bergen Regional Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Community Nutrition
  • Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Community Food Bank of NJ
Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Community Medical Center
  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Outpatient Dialysis-Renal
  • Davita, multiple locations
  • Fresenius, multiple locations
Outpatient Nutrition Counseling and Private Practice