Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

Entry to the Dietetics Major/DPD involves formal application by candidates. Application forms are available from the DPD Director’s Office (250 Pullman Center) and electronically. Students must submit one copy of the application to the DPD Director’s Office upon completion of the criteria below. Students must be admitted into the DPD prior to taking 400-level DTS courses. A link to the Marshall University Undergraduate Catalog can be found here.

The following criteria are used for admission into the dietetics major:
  • Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher;
  • A minimum of 45 hours of coursework successfully completed;
  • Completion of DTS 201 and DTS 202 with a grade of C or higher.
Assessment of Prior Learning and Credit toward Program Requirements

Students who have taken courses or received a degree from other institutions and are interested in completing DPD requirements or obtaining a degree in Dietetics from Marshall University are asked to contact the Program Director, Amy Gannon, at 304.696.6641 to obtain a transcript evaluation. Credit toward DPD requirements is determined on an individual basis by both the Program Director and the University’s Office of Admissions.