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How Do I Apply to MSU?

For information on applying to Montana State University please see the menu at the Admissions Checklist website. Requirements for incoming students are also located at this website. MSU has an online application for you to complete and submit electronically or you can print the application and submit by mail. When you apply to Montana State University, declare the Food and Nutrition major, dietetics option, in the Department of Health and Human Development. There is no additional application process to our undergraduate option in dietetics.

Transferring Academic Coursework from Other Schools

Upon admission to MSU transfer students send their official transcripts to the Office of Admissions for review by an admissions evaluator. Once that is step is completed, the program director will evaluate transfer course(s) from an accredited university or college to determine equivalency to a DPD requirement. A course syllabus from the semester and year that the course was taken is required for previous course work to be evaluated.  Non-academic courses or prior learning experiences (i.e., work or volunteer) are not accepted to take the place of academic coursework.  If you are considering taking a required course from another school, check the MSU transfer equivalency page.  Courses listed in the transfer equivalency search tool have been pre-approved. An official transcript with your final grade is sent directly from that school to the MSU Registrar’s Office for the course to be officially recorded on your transcript.

What Are the Costs of the MSU DPD Program?

Average tuition for full-time students varies each academic year.  Tuition rates and estimated expenses for books and housing are listed for both Montana residents and out-of-state students on the MSU Catalog page. A summary of the Montana University System Residency policy can be found on the Montana University System website.

Additional costs for the DPD may include:

  • Nutrition classes with labs require additional fees per semester (NUTR 227, NUTR 301, NUTR 395, NUTR 401, NUTR 422, NUTR 426, and SFBS 445R or SFBS 451R) $487-547
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Membership is recommended. ($58 for students)
  • Financial Aid:  Information and applications are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid Services, located in Montana Hall at MSU.

Where Do I Find Out About Important Dates and Deadlines?

All important dates and deadlines are available online in the registration handbook at the Registrar's website. Generally, fall semesters start in late August and end in mid-December. Spring semesters begin in mid-January and end in early May. The first summer session generally starts in mid-May and ends in late June; second summer session starts in late June and ends early August.

Where Do I Find Out About MSU and DPD Policies and Procedures?

Academic policies and procedures for MSU are available in the MSU Catalog. DPD policies and the DPD student handbook are available upon request by contacting the program director, Melody Anacker