Anticipated Dietetic Internship Costs
The total cost of the dietetic internship program is variable, but following are expected expenses and fees with their anticipated cost.
- Application to Internship Program fee: $25
- For those in the MCN Program, graduate program application fee: $90 domestic students, $114 international students
- DICAS application fee: $50 for first application, $25 for each additional application
- D&D Digital application fee: $65
- Lab Coat: ~$30
- Required vaccinations:
- Hepatitis B shot, if not already vaccinated: $180
- Flu shot: ~$40-$70 depending on health insurance coverage
- Other vaccinations, as necessary: variable cost
- Professional Liability Insurance: $25-35
- Drug Screen: $40
- TB Test: $25
- Student membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: $58
- Registration for Professional Meetings: costs will var per meeting
- Criminal background check: provided by the university
- Textbooks and supplies: varies with individual students
- Computer, computer software and computer maintenance and repair: $800-$2,500
- Personal Costs*
- Meals and transportation varies with the student, but a reliable car and insurance is required to travel to practicum sites which are scattered over central Texas
- Rent: the average rent for College Station and other central Texas cities can be estimated through an online tool such as Rent Cafe
- RDN Examination Fee: $200 paid at time of exam appointment registration
*Note: Rotations in Houston and Dallas are voluntary. Interns completing rotations in Houston and Dallas may incur additional expenses for transportation, gas, housing, and parking. The intern is responsible for these additional costs.
Graduate School Expenses
For those in the Master of Clinical Nutrition, expenses will include those listed above, plus the cost of attending graduate school. Interns in this option will incur expenses for at least two years of graduate school. The MCN Program requires a minimum of 36 graduate hours for completion.
The following table outlines the expected expense school for the 2022-2023 academic year for a graduate student enrolled in 9 credit hours per semester during the fall and spring semester and 3 credit hours for the summer.
Interns in the MCN Program will need to register for 11-13 credit hours the first two semesters of the program. For the most up-to-date tuition information, please consult the Texas A&M Tuition Calculator.
|Fee||Resident Cost||Non-Resident Cost|
|Graduate Application fee||$90||$90 domestic students / $114 international students|
|Tuition and fees||$9,665||$20,726|
|Housing and Meals||$17,067||$17,067|
|Books and Supplies||$1,067||$1,067|
Financial Aid and Assistance
Graduate students may be eligible for fellowships or teaching assistantships, and scholarships are available for meritorious graduate student applicants; however, this cannot be guaranteed for non-thesis graduate students.
Information about available financial aid can be found at the following website:
Note: Graduate students who complete the graduate program prior to the supervised practice will not be eligible for financial aid, teaching assistantship or other fellowships following graduation.
Scholarships are also available through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.
While completing the supervised practice, interns are not generally capable of working outside of the program for financial support.