May 2017 special note: applications are no longer being accepted for the next class starting fall 2017. Please contact Kendra with questions about applying to enter the program in spring 2018.
Decide which of the participating institutions will be the student's "home" institution. This university will grant the degree upon completion of the program. KU is an excellent choice!
Contact Kendra Spaeth, KU Medical Center coordinator for Great Plains IDEA.
Applications will be submitted online, and must include all required materials to be considered.
It will be helpful if you have the following information ready before starting the online application:
Read the nonacademic technical standards carefully. Accepted applicants will be asked to indicate if the technical standards can be met with or without accommodation.
Proof of registered dietitian credential or eligibility: Copy your current CDR registration (if registered RD) or a signed verification statement from the director of the supervised practice program (if not registered). This will be uploaded with the online application.
Personal goals statement: please explain your personal and professional goals and why you are interested in this academic program. Copy-and-paste as plain text into the designated field in the online application.
Resume: Prepare an updated resume and upload it where indicated in the online application.
References: Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit the reference online.
A reference should be a faculty member, advisor, employer or other person familiar with the applicant's work and character. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Make sure each reference is willing to submit this electronically, and inform him or her that they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center <email@example.com>” requesting them to submit a reference for you online.
Transcripts: Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university that you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center. If the institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to DNtranscripts@kumc.edu. Hardcopy transcripts can be mailed to the following address:
KU Dept. of Dietetics and Nutrition
Mail Stop 4013
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment. Results must be provided directly to KUMC by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted (see guidelines for TOEFL).
Notification: KU Office of Graduate Studies sends applicants a letter stating the conditions of admission and admission status.