The Merrimack College
Master of Science - Dietetic Internship Program
Earn your MS degree and complete the requirements to sit for the Registered Dietitian (RD) exam in just one year!
The Master of Science -Dietetic Internship Program through Merrimack College and Wellness Workdays is a one-year, integrated program that allows you to complete a unique and innovative dietetic internship and Master’s degree program at the same time.
One application. One acceptance. One year commitment.
Complete the required dietetic internship through an ACEND* accredited program.
Earn a Master's degree in health sciences with a significant scholarship.
Meet the requirements to sit for the Registered Dietitian exam.
Enhance your career and build your network.
Program Timeline & Concentrations
Apply in February through the WWDI Spring DICAS Application. Begin in July with Wellness Workdays (Distance Program)
Choose a concentration:
Prospective interns are required to find qualified preceptors in the areas of clinical nutrition, food service management, community nutrition and a concentration to complete their requirements. Sites and preceptors are subject to approval by Wellness Workdays DI.
Coursework begins in Fall at Merrimack College (North Andover, MA)
Choose a program of interest (note prerequisites):
Program Completion Outline
WWDI has been granted full accreditation by the *Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Universities (NEASC).
To graduate and complete the internship requirements, you must satisfy the minimum 1000 supervised practice hours, all didactic hours, assignments, rotation evaluations, practice exams and complete an exit interview at program completion. For the Master of Science degree, students must complete eight required courses (32 credits).
Following successful completion, you will receive a Verification Statement and your name will then be submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) by the WWDI Program Director as evidence of eligibility to sit for the (RDN) credentialing exam. Students will graduate in May with a Master of Science degree from Merrimack College.
Who Should Apply?
Students who have or will be completing a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program accredited by ACEND and be receiving a DPD verification statement.
This program is ideal for recent graduate who hold a Bachelor's degree as well as those with an interest in registered dietitian programs seeking to change careers.