Applying

Application Process

Apply to the program by completing the following steps:

  1. Complete a UW-Madison Graduate School Electronic Application. Apply to the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition program for a SUMMER term start.
  2. Provide 3 letters of recommendation through the UW-Madison Graduate School application. The letters should include two references from professors in food or nutrition, food service management, or science, and one reference from a supervisor of work experience.
  3. Submit unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended via the Graduate School application. Upon acceptance to the program, official transcripts will be required.
  4. Pay a $75 application fee to the UW-Madison Graduate School. Sign a Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree or Verification Statement. A valid Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree or Verification Statement, signed by the applicant and the director of the didactic program in dietetics (DPD). A valid verification statement stating successful completion of an accredited and approved DPD must be submitted before the applicant can enter the internship.
  5. Pay a separate application fee of $45 to UW-Health. Make checks out to: UW Integrated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. Mail the Declaration of Intent or Verification Statement and application fee to:

UW Integrated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
Attn: Cassie Vanderwall
600 Highland Ave, F4/120
Mail Code: 1510
Madison, WI 53792

If you already hold a graduate degree, please contact Makayla Schuchardt (mlschuchardt@wisc.edu) for more information on the application to the Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition.

For questions about the Graduate School application, please contact Katie Butzen (kbutzen@wisc.edu), graduate program coordinator.

Second-Round Selection

Positions not filled during the first round will be selected from applications and interviews that were reviewed by the program within the first-round as well as new applications. This means that students who have applied and interviewed during the first-round matching process but, did not match to any program during the first round, will be given priority for a second round selection.

The program will reach out directly to any unmatched students who have previously applied to the program during the first round to begin the second-round selection. It is not necessary for students to contact the program to inquire about openings.

Pre-Select Admission For UW-Madison Students

The Integrated Graduate Program offers a preselect option for senior UW-Madison Dietetics students and Graduate students enrolled in the UW-Madison M.S. Clinical Nutrition degree program who wish to continue their education within the University of Wisconsin system.

The application and admission process will be conducted during the fall semester annually. The application deadline is the last day of the Fall semester each year. Applicants will receive notification via email from the Program Director of acceptance or rejection into the Program by January 28th each academic year. Once students accept a position in the Program, the next academic year their name is submitted to D&D Digital and that student is ineligible to participate in computer matching.

Full acceptance is conditional on maintaining cumulative and major GPAs, as well as, graduation and DPD verification for graduating seniors.

Pre-Select Application Process

  1. Interested applicants must schedule an appointment with the Program Director or the DPD Coordinator during the summer before their application to review the admission requirements and discuss the application process.
  2. Complete a UW-Madison Graduate School Electronic Application. Apply to the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition program for a SUMMER term start.
  3. Provide 3 letters of recommendation through the UW-Madison Graduate School application. The letters should include two references from professors in food or nutrition, food service management, or science, and one reference from a supervisor of work experience.
  4. Submit unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended via the Graduate School application. Upon acceptance to the program, official transcripts will be required. 5. Pay a $75 application fee to the UW-Madison Graduate School.
  5. Sign a Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree or Verification Statement. A valid Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree or Verification Statement, signed by the applicant and the director of the didactic program in dietetics (DPD). A valid verification statement stating successful completion of an accredited and approved DPD must be submitted beforethe applicant can enter the internship.
  6. Pay a separate application fee of $45 to UW-Health. Make checks out to: UW Integrated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. Mail the Declaration of Intent or Verification Statement and application fee to:

UW Integrated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
Attn: Cassie Vanderwall
600 Highland Ave, F4/120
Madison, WI 53792-1510

Pre-Select Admission For Wisconsin WIC Program Nutritionists Within the Public Health Concentration

  1. Complete the Readiness Survey.
  2. Interested applicants must schedule an appointment with the Program Director and their WIC program manager during the summer before their application to review the admission requirements and discuss the completed readiness survey and the application process.

Selection Criteria

Application to the Program requires successful completion of The Academy’s Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements and fulfillment of the application process noted above.

Students are selected based on:

  • Scholastic achievement
  • Conceptual ability
  • Written and oral expression
  • Self-direction
  • Preparation
  • Work experience
  • Professional activities
  • Leadership abilities
  • Professional references
  • GRE scores (not required)

It is ideal that the personal narrative reflects such abilities. In the past, the students selected typically have a graduate GPA greater than 3.0 and paid work experience in clinical nutrition and/or food service experience.

Admission Requirements

All must meet the following core requirements before they formally begin the program:

  • Official college transcripts with posted degree and completion of all DPD coursework
  • Final verification statement from an ACEND-accredited DPD college
  • Completion of a formal online employment application to UW Hospitals and Clinics
  • Completion of a physical exam at Employee Health Services with proof of titers (blood tests) showing immunity.
  • Background Check
  • Fingerprinting, may be required by various rotation sites
  • Proof of health insurance. Tuition costs for the program do not include segregated fees. Therefore, access to university health services or healthcare access to UW Hospitals and Clinics is not provided. Interns are responsible for locating access to affordable healthcare based on their current insurance plan.

International Applicants

Applicants must be either citizens of the United States or able to maintain work authorization throughout the Program. UW Hospitals and Clinics does not offer visa sponsorship to candidates for the Integrated Graduate program.