The MCN Program is a 36-credit hour, 21-month program that includes coursework in nutrition at Texas A&M University and the dietetic internship program. The first year is focused on coursework at Texas A&M and includes two long semesters (fall and spring) and summer semesters. The second year includes the dietetic internship component that provides at least 1,000 hours of supervised practice and alternate supervised practice work that builds skills related to the ACEND core competencies and prepares the student for entry-level dietetic practice.
The general calendar for interns in the MCN program:
Expected Calendar for 2023-2025:
- April 2023: Acceptance into the Texas A&M DI Program. Begin application to MCN Program
- Summer 2023: New graduate student orientation is available. Contact Graduate Program Coordinator for enrollment
- August 2023: Start of graduate school for fall semester
- January 2024: Start of graduate school for spring semester
- June 2024: Start of graduate school for Summer 1 semester
- Please refer to the Texas A&M academic calendar for specific calendar dates.
- Mid-August 2024: start of supervised practice
- Early-May 2025: completion of supervised practice
Holidays and days off: During the supervised practice, interns are expected to work the schedule of their preceptor that may include some holidays, weekends or evenings. Interns have two weeks off over the winter holiday break and return to the supervised practice in January. Interns are expected to work over spring break during the supervised practice.
Tentative academic schedule of MCN Program*
|Year 1 Fall (11-13 hours)
|Year 2 Fall (5 hours)
● NUTR 685 (3 hours)
|Year 1 Spring (11-13 hours)
|Year 2 Spring (3 hours)*
● NUTR 685 (1 hour)
|Year 1 Summer (Total 3 hours)
● STAT 651 (online)
|Total Hours: 36|
*Final coursework may be revised per discretion of Graduate Advisor.
** A maximum of nine credit hours of combined NUTR 685 and NUTR 684 may be taken or not more than four credit hours of NUTR 684 and not more than eight credit hours of NUTR 685.