Applying Through DICAS
Current Texas State students (undergraduate or graduate), Texas State alumni, and individuals who are simultaneously applying for the master of science in human nutrition program, are eligible to apply through the pre-select process. Alternatively, applicants must apply through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Each year, the Texas State DI takes two to three applicants through the DICAS match system. *Important note: Applicants applying through DICAS must also apply to our master of science in human nutrition program (if they are not currently or have previously been enrolled) in order to be considered for the Texas State Dietetic Internship.
The DICAS application process consists of four steps:
Step 1. Complete the centralized application using the DICAS Applicant Portal.
Additional instructions and support for completing the DICAS application can be found on the DICAS website and by contacting your Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Director.
Step 2. Pay the $50 application fee to the Texas State Dietetic Internship.
Please note, this fee is in addition to any fees you pay through DICAS. This application fee covers expenses incurred by Texas State personnel during the review of your application. A check or money order (made payable to the Texas State University Dietetic Internship) must be mailed to the DI Director at the address listed below and postmarked by February 15th. Applicants will receive a receipt via email.
Step 3. Submit the MS in Human Nutrition application materials by March 1st.
Complete the MS in Human Nutrition application through the Graduate College website. Select "Nutrition: Human Nutrition (MS)" as your program of study. Please follow all application instructions provided on this website. You will need to complete a separate personal statement and upload copies of your official transcripts for this application. Acceptance to the MS in Human Nutrition does not guarantee acceptance into the Dietetic Internship. Students must be both: 1) accepted into the MS in Human Nutrition program, and 2) accepted to the Dietetic Internship via DICAS computer matching.
Current MS in Human Nutrition students applying through DICAS do not need to complete a new application to the MS in Human Nutrition.
Step 4. Rank the Texas State Dietetic Internship in the D&D Digital Computer Matching Process.
As part of the DICAS application process, applicants must participate in the D&D Digital match. DICAS applicants to the Texas State DI must register with D&D Digital and rank our program within their prioritized list. D&D Digital provides additional instructions and support for the computer matching process.
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