Application and Admission Requirements

To apply to the Lamar University dietetic internship with the MS in Nutrition program, you must participate in the national application through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and computer matching process through D&D Digital.

The Dietetic Internship Program Application Requirements are:

  1. Applicants must hold or show plans to complete an ACEND- accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics and have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to beginning the program in August.
  2. A minimum DPD GPA of 3.0 is required for application to the LU DI/MS. Inadequate performance as an undergraduate may be compensated through evidence of an above-average graduate GPA in nutrition course work. The program accepts up to 6 hours of graduate nutrition coursework towards electives in the MS in Nutrition program.
  3. A complete application in DICAS and D&D Digital computer matching. Register and complete computer matching with D & D Digital at Select internship program choices by 11:59pm no later than February 15th. The computer matching code for the Lamar University Internship Program is 214.  Successful candidates for up to 10 positions will be notified via computer matching through D & D Digital.


Admission Requirements:

An applicant matched to the Lamar University DI/MS does not warrant admission to the university. Applicants who have matched to the program must apply to Lamar University and be fully admitted prior to the first-class day of August. An applicant matched to the DI/MS must apply to the university as a graduate student in the MS in Nutrition program.

Completion of the LU MS in Nutrition program is required for the completion of the Dietetic Internship/MS program.  The application process for admission to the University is outlined on the Lamar University website at: The department admission requirements for the Master of Science degree are:

  • Candidates for admission must meet all the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and specific departmental requirements and approval.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (institutional bachelor’s degree)
  • International students should also consult the Office of International Studies for admission requirements to the university which is available at