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Admission to the Onsite Dietetic Internship -

Class of 2017-2018

Students who have completed a Didactic Program approved or accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) are eligible to apply. Admission to the program is competitive. Ten students are usually selected each year.

The Dietetic Internship (DI) program - onsite track is a full-time program that will require students to come to Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The student will be placed in facilities/agencies in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area and attend classes on campus. The DI program - onsite track consists of 33 graduate credits (18 supervised practice credits and 15 graduate credits). The 18 supervised practice credits are designed as experiential courses and are not accepted as part of Marywood's MS program.  

The 15 graduate credits will count as part of the curriculum for the Masters in Science (MS). Upon successful completion of the DI program - onsite track the intern is eligible to take the RD exam.

It is hoped that the student will stay at Marywood University and complete a goal for a Master of Science degree in either Nutrition or Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science.



The Marywood University Dietetic Internship Program is participating in Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) for Spring 2017 Computer Matching Process.

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Application Process consists of the submission of the DICAS Application and D & D Digital Match.

    Note: The Marywood University Dietetic Internship and MS programs have no additional application fees.

    First Step:

      • This DI program is using the online centralized internship application - Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS). Access the DICAS portal ( and complete the online application by 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME in FEBRUARY 15, 2017 for the Spring Match. For more information, email The fee to use DICAS is $45 for the first application submitted and $20 for each additional application.
      • When completing the DICAS application, applicants must include the name and contact information (specifically an e-mail address) for each reference. This will trigger an e-mail message requesting completion of a reference form. The form will be completed on-line. Students submitting more than one application will need to use the same individuals as references for each application.

      • Important: include your GREs scores on the DICAS application for the onsite track.

      • Applicants who apply to internships using DICAS will be asked to complete a personal statement. Questions to be addressed in the personal statement include:

        • Why do you want to enter the dietetics profession?

        • Discuss experiences that have helped to prepare you for your career.

        • What are your short-term and long-term goals?

        • What are your strengths and weaknesses or areas needing improvement?

        • 1000 Word limit

      • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be sent to:
        DICAS- Transcript Dept
        PO Box 9118
        Watertown, Ma 02472

      • Applicants must also register online for computer matching with D & Digital at and select dietetic internship priority choices by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on February 15, 2017. There is a $55.00 computer matching fee.

      The DICAS deadline date for the April 2017 Matching Period is Februry 15, 2017

      D&D Digital contact information - D&D Digital |The Sigler Companies | 3100 S. Riverside| P.O. Box 887 | Ames, IA 50010 |Phone: 515-292-0490 | Fax: 515-663-9427 | E-mail:


      Graduate Admission application: 

      • When matched and accepted -- Your DICAS application will be used to collect the needed data for this graduate admission procedure. If your DICAS application did not contain a final official transcript you need to submit this to Mr. Jason Thiel, Graduate Admissions Counselor at:
      • Additional needed document: Official GRE scores from within the past five years. Contact the DI Director is you have a question on this step. 

      Please have your official transcripts and GRE scores mailed to Mr. Jason Thiel, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at the following address:

      Marywood University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      ATTN: Jason Thiel
      LAC 120S
      2300 Adams Avenue
      Scranton, PA 18509

      Should you have any questions about the application process and/or necessary documents for the MS program, please contact Jason Thiel, Graduate Admissions Counselor, at:


      The Admissions Decision is based on:

      • The completed centralized internship application process.

      Please indicate which Track you are applying to, either the Onsite Track or Distance Track, in the personal statement.


      Timeline for Internship Applicants for Spring 2017:

      • On April 2, 2017 - (Notification Day) Beginning 6:00 pm CDT, applicants will find their matching result on through Monday, April 3, 2017 (Appointment Day). This is the ONLY source of notification for applicants. Each applicant will receive either ONE MATCH or NO MATCH after log in.
      • April 3, 2017 - (Appointment Day) Matched applicants must contact the Dietetic Internship program by email on or before 6:00 PM (time zone of the program) Monday, April 3, 2017 to confirm the acceptance of the MATCH.  Program Director, Stephanie Minkoff, can be reached at
      • At this time your completed graduate admissions application will be processed. Once your graduate application is completed, you will receive a letter from graduate admissions notifying you of your acceptance. At this point, a $ 500 non-refundable deposit will be required before you can register for classes. The $500 deposit should be mailed to Marywood University Graduate Admissions. (This $400 deposit will be used towards a tuition bill and $100.00 returned to you at the end of the program.) If you have any questions about this process, please contact the DI Program Director.

        DI Program Needs

        Soon after you accept the D & D Digital Match for this program you will receive an e-mail from the Program Director indicating the date for the orientation meeting on campus (This meeting will be in June, dates to be arranged).

        DI paperwork required:

        1. Original Verification Statement of Didactic Program completion.

        2. All students must provide evidence of a current physical examination. See PE form in the FORM section on the side bar. The following forms need to be completed and signed by a physician: Health History-Physical Examination, Immunization Record (in the Forms section). For the sake of convenience, students are encouraged to have the forms completed prior to relocation to the Scranton area. A current physical, Two Step PPD, proof of Rubeola, Rubella, Mumps and Varicella antibody titer, and Hepatitis B series, and Tdap vaccine (in the last 10 years), is defined as one completed no earlier than May 10th of the year the student plans to begin the DI program (i.e. May 10, 2017). 

          The completed forms should be returned by June 30 to Stephanie Minkoff, Program Director. All forms must be completed prior to the first day of supervised practice.

          A flu vaccination is also required for all interns. This vaccination should be obtained in the Fall. 

        3. The following Forms (located in the FORMS section): 
        • Registration form for Summer II: ND 565, section TBA -Supervised Practice: Community Nutrition (4 cr.) and ND 536, section TBA - Communication Techniques in Nutrition & Exercise (3 cr.)
        • Electronic Criminal Record Check Form
        • Child Abuse History Clearance Form
        • FBI Fingerprint Search
        • Drug screen - if required
          • Registration Form for Summer II - 7 credits (mail this the program director or fax it to 570-340-6029 ASAP)

          Please note that acceptance into the Graduate School does not imply that you have been accepted in to the DI Program. 

          You are strongly advised to contact the director of the DI program before applying in order to receive any updated information.