Continue your training as a future dietitian to help others foster healthy relationships with food, with a special emphasis on understanding the role of sustainable food practices play in nutrition.
Dietetics – Master of Science (M.S.) and Non-Degree Graduate Internship
The Montana Dietetic Internship program at Montana State integrates experiences in clinical and community nutrition, along with food service management with a concentration in sustainable food systems to provide a unique and progressive supervised dietetic practice experience to future registered dietitians.
The Montana Dietetic Internship offers two tracks: the Master of Science/Dietetic Internship and the Non-Degree Graduate Dietetic Internship.
Montana Dietetic Internship students have the opportunity to work with researchers such as Colleen McMilin, who is currently leading an interdisciplinary course that grants nutrition and healthcare students firsthand experience solving common equity problems in the healthcare sphere while researching various care needs of the LGBTQ+ community.
The prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education® ranks Montana State University among the Top 5 public, 4-year universities for Very High Research Activity with a STEM-dominant research doctoral program.
Towne’s Harvest Garden
At Montana State, students have the opportunity to work at the Towne’s Harvest Garden, a three-acre diversified vegetable and educational research farm exploring community-supported agriculture.
MSU students make Montana, including nearby Yellowstone National Park, their classroom, laboratory and playground.
Fund Your Education
The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the certificate program and Graduate School offer include:
Learn By Doing
Regardless of track, students in the Montana Dietetic Internship have a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning experiences through a 40-week internship program, which includes 1,315 hours of supervised practice. Interns will be assigned to one of eight geographic regions in Montana or Wyoming during the internship period. Locations in Montana include Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula. Locations in Wyoming include Sheridan and Gillette. If desired, interns can indicate their top two location choices during the application process.
Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Dietetics program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Dietetics program. This includes any additional deadlines that the College of Health and Human Development may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.