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Online Master’s Degree Program Options for Dietetic Interns

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Prepare for the 2024 graduate degree requirement — enroll now in a fully online and asynchronous Master’s Degree program.

Are you wondering how you’ll meet the 2024 graduate degree requirement to become eligible for the registration examination for dietitians? Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) can help you meet this requirement and save money on tuition if you are also currently enrolled in one of our partner dietetic internship programs.

RFU offers five online master’s degrees that provide an exceptional way for dietetic interns to reach their professional goals and become leaders in the nutrition and dietetics profession. These master's degrees are designed to enable students to gain a competitive edge for positions in administration, dietetics, nutrition education, food industry, health promotion and wellness, and research.

Choose From Five Online Master’s Degree Programs

Dietetic interns can choose to earn their master’s degree in Clinical and Lifestyle Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Lifestyle Medicine, Health Administration, or Health Professions Education.

Combined Master of Science/Dietetic Internship (MS/DI)

RFUMS and UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Dietetic Internship offer an 18-month program that combines graduate coursework in either the Nutrition Education or Clinical and Lifestyle Nutrition degree programs and the Dietetic Internship.

Students interested in the Combined MS/DI with UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial should apply first thru DICAS and then will receive a link from RFUMS to process their application.

Applications for the MS/DI are due in DICAS by February 15, 2024 for the Fall 2024 quarter.

Dietetic Intern Scholarship

Individuals currently enrolled in one of our partner dietetic internship programs listed below can apply for a 15% tuition scholarship toward one of the above online master’s degree programs offered through RFU’s College of Health Professions. Here’s how to qualify:

How to Apply

  • Applicants who wish to participate in the online programs pathway should follow the application processes listed on the RFU website.
  • A separate letter from the partner dietetics internship program director documenting successful enrollment in the dietetics internship program is required.
  • Meet the requirements in the RFU academic catalog in use at the time of application.

Why Should Dietetic Interns Choose RFU?

  • Fully Online and Asynchronous. Our online master’s programs provide the flexibility that busy dietetic interns need to reach their professional goals. No required on campus or synchronous course attendance means you can meet the weekly course requirements on your schedule. 
  • Individualized Learning Activities. Choose projects and assignments of personal or professional relevance that allow you the opportunity to develop an area of expertise and growth.
  • 9 Hours of Transfer Credits. Students may receive up to 9 hours of transfer credits from approved previous transcripted coursework that align with their educational goals.
  • Interprofessional Focus. Studies show that team-based care improves patient health outcomes. At RFU, students in different health professions programs learn about, from and with each other as a means to coordinate and improve patient care.
  • Independent Study Opportunities. Merge your internship interests into independent study opportunities for required elective courses.

Dietetic internship directors who want to learn more about partnering with us in preparing your interns to be leaders in the profession of nutrition and dietetics should reach out to our program director, Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, DipACLM via email at