Internship Stream Admissions

Internship Stream Admissions

The Master of Science in Food and Nutrition (Internship Stream) is a full-time graduate program for 5 terms (just under 2 years) which is accredited by Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice.

Admission Requirements

You must meet the admissions criteria of Western University’s, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as follows:

  • Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition (Honors Specialization or an equivalent honors degree from a Canadian university), accredited by Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (*see below details) within the past 3 years (2015, 2016, 2017). Official transcripts will be required.
  • 1 undergraduate course in each research methodology and statistics.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 78 per cent on the last 10 Full Course Equivalent credits.
  • Relevant work and volunteer experience (resume required).
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency if English is not your first language.
  • A driver’s license and access to a vehicle for the internship portion of the program is also a requirement. Ability to drive unaccompanied, under varied conditions throughout the internship portion of the program is mandatory.
  • Ability to attend in person interview in February 2018, if invited.

* Please note: Applicants to the MScFN (Internship Stream) must have an honors BSc in Foods and Nutrition from a program which is accredited by Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP). For a complete list of accredited undergraduate Foods and Nutrition programs, please see the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice website.

Internationally trained Registered Dietitians: Please see the Internationally Trained Applicants section for information and instructions.

If you graduated from a Canadian PDEP accredited Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics program more than 3 years ago: You will need to undergo an assessment of your credentials which will provide you with a list of any courses that  need to be upgraded prior to applying to the MScFN Internship Stream or other post degree internship programs. This assessment should be done by the school to which you plan to apply. If applying to Brescia University College, this assessment will be done by the Chair, School of Foods and Nutritional Sciences. An appointment with the Chair is required for consultation.