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Application Process for Professional Dietetics Programs CPD & DPD

Major Criterion for admission:   
On a 4-point scale, a 3.0 overall GPA is required and a 2.75 science GPA. Before entering the Professional Dietetics Program student must have received a B or above in Nutrition 250 and a C or above in General Chem I, General Chem II, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Physiology (Biol 221). Applications from people with less than a 3.0 in courses required on the Dietetics 4 Year Plan of Study GPA WILL NOT be considered. 

Individual applications MUST include the following: 

1.  Cover letter. 
2.  A completed Application Form.

Please click on the following link for Applications: Applications for CPD/DPD 

All application materials must be received by February 1st, to be considered for program acceptance the following academic year. 

1.  Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended (include transfer sheet if applicable). 
2.  Two (2) letters of reference (under separate cover).                                             

NOTE: The courses (or equivalent) listed for the 1st and 2nd year of the 4 year plan of study (pre-professional) must be completed prior to fall semester of the junior year; before entering the CPD or DPD professional program. If incomplete a plan to correct this deficiency is needed in the cover letter. Exceptions may be made through your advisor and Dietetics Program Coordinator.   


Selection criteria will be based on: Overall GPA, Science GPA, Letters of Recommendation, Dietetics Experience, Non-Dietetics Experience, Volunteer Experience, Professional Student Organizations including SDA & ADA, Cover Letter, Application Form and personal interview. 


The notification on the decision for your selection into the Program will be mailed no later than April 1st each year. 

Send completed application to: 

North Dakota State University
Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences
Box 6050, Dept. 2620
Fargo ND 58108-6050 USA

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