FAQ Onsite Program


Students need to be admitted to the graduate college at BGSU or admitted as a guest, non-degree seeking student. 

There is no fee that is paid directly to the Internship Program. There is an application fee when you apply to the Graduate College. 

No, the same recommendation letter for the internship can be used for the Graduate College application. Since it is now a completely on-line application process, the individuals who write letters will submit them electronically, similar to the process used by DICAS.  Ask the individual writing the letter to comment on your ability to complete graduate level courses and hold an assistantship (if applicable). You will need to upload their contact info. and the referees will be able to upload their letter or a revised letter specific to the MFN program. 

Most of our on campus graduate students who are completing the internship may also be working as a graduate assistant. It is unrealistic to expect to work more than 20 hours per week fall semester and 10 hours/week spring semester and you are strongly advised to limit outside employment. The required courses are at the graduate level and require a greater time commitment than undergraduate level classes. 

If you are financially unable to meet the program costs at this time, you are urged to consider seeking financial aid (see below), or delaying your application to this program.

No, this program is not approved for part-time completion. You must schedule at least 32 hours of supervised practice/week and be enrolled in the Community Nutrition (FN 6070) among other courses spring semester. You will be in rotations 40 hours per week summer session.


Prior Work Experience

On occasion, prior work experience in a field relevant to supervised paractice experiences may count toward supervised practice hours. A review of eligibilty for prior work experience is reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis. Postions in a management role, is required for eligibility. 

Updated: 11/30/2023 05:11PM