Selection Process

Applicant Screening

A complete packet includes completion of: DICAS online application, TOEFL scores (as appropriate) and submission of UMCP program application fee ($40) with supplemental application form. Incomplete packets will not be considered.

Applicants will be ranked using standard criteria on the basis of: academic performance, evidence of maturity, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, self-direction, quality of references, perceived understanding of the field, and compatibility of applicant's goals with mission of our program.


Top applicants will be interviewed during late-January through the middle of February. The interview will provide the applicant with further information about the program and allow the applicant to demonstrate their potential to the Dietetic Internship Selection Committee.

Following Acceptance to the Internship Program, the student will receive:

  • A welcome letter with further information re: housing, etc;
  • The letter of agreement and a copy of the Internship policies;
  • A list of pre-program assignments;
  • A list of requirements including medical tests, medical insurance, driver's license with automobile insurance, and professional liability insurance.



The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity institution with respect to both education and employment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities as required by federal and state laws and regulations. In addition to the University's statement of compliance with federal and state laws, the University of Maryland College Park, affirms its commitments to a policy of eliminating discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.