How to Apply to JWU’s MSCND Program

Review the application process and admissions criteria for JWU Providence’s Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics (MSCND).

Application Process

Students must apply via the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Process (DICAS). Be prepared with the following information to complete the application:

1. Transcripts from all accredited universities attended
2. A minimum of three letters of recommendation.
3. Personal Statement (maximum of 1500 words)
4. Resume or CV

Upon being selected as a finalist for the program, students must complete an in-person or virtual interview to assess interpersonal and communication skills, as well as overall commitment to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Admissions Criteria

You must have earned one of the following:

Bachelor’s degree in nutrition from a regionally accredited institution with a overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 and a signed verification statement from a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)


Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and successful completion of the following prerequisites with a minimum grade of “B” for Introduction to Nutrition course for nutrition majors and a minimum grade of “C” for all other courses and an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0:

  • Anatomy and/or Physiology with laboratory
  • General Chemistry with laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry with or without laboratory
  • General Biology with or without laboratory
  • Microbiology with laboratory
  • Biochemistry with or without laboratory
  • Statistics
  • SERV Safe Foodservice Certification

DPD Verification Statements must have been signed within the past five years, and prerequisite courses must have been taken within the past five years.