Process of Becoming a Registered Dietitian

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). 

In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website:

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements, visit the CDR State Licensure website.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN, visit the ACEND student information website.

Accreditation Status 

To check the current accreditation status of this program, contact:

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Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

E-mail:  [email protected]

Phone: 800 877-1600, x. 5400

Address: 120 South Riverside Plaza Suite 2190                       

                 Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Gainful Employment Disclosures

This information applies to the Masters of Science Dietetic Internship program and the non-degree graduate Dietetic Internship certificate program.


For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of student who have completed this program,

and other important information, please visit the Office of Planning and Analysis.

Program outcome data available upon request.