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Combined MS/DI Program

University of Alabama 

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KADDI has a combined MS/ DI with The University of Alabama to provide interns with the opportunity to enroll in a fully online, 30 credit-hour Master of Science program in Human Nutrition. The program is creatively designed to provide foundation knowledge before starting coursework, integrate class assignments with experiences in the internship, and assure advanced knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Internship directors work directly with university faculty to align assignments and activities, allowing students to complete the internship and master’s degree in less than two years. 

Additional information: 

  • All courses are offered fully online, and out-of-state fees are waived

  • Financial aid is available to cover course tuition and living expenses for students who qualify. 

  • Students do not need additional letters of recommendation or GRE scores

  • The graduate program can accept up to 12 hours of graduate coursework as transfer credit that may be applied to the degree

For more information about the Univesity of Alabama combined MS/ DI program, please contact:

Elaine Fontenot Molaison, PhD, RD, LD 

Associate Professor, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management 
The University of Alabama
403 Russell Hall, Box 870311, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 
Phone:  205-723-7560

Application Steps for MS/DI

Step 1:  Apply to the Internship 

  • Please follow the application steps outlined on the website under the application process

    • All applicants will use DICAS to submit their application​

Step 2:  Apply to Graduate School 

Step 3: Online Matching Registration with DND Digital (

  • Students must participate in online matching 

  • Register with DND Digital.  Additional details provided under that application process. 

Coordination of Academic & Supervised Experiential Learning (FT track) - Spring Match

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Coordination of Academic & Supervised Experiential Learning (FT track) - Fall Match

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Graduation Requirements

  • Students who have already completed a graduate degree or started a graduate degree prior to applying to the dietetic internship should contact the director of the internship for options to complete program.

  • Successful completion of the dietetic internship and the master's degree allow the student to meet the requirement to sit for the registration examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

  • Students must complete all requirements of the dietetic internship and possess a graduate degree to receive a verification statement.

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