Graduation Requirements

Phase 1 Graduation Requirements

The MS Degree will only be awarded to students who satisfactorily comply with all academic and non-academic requirements of the GPN Program, to include Army physical fitness standards and standards of conduct. Academic standards include:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B), which is congruent with grad school expectations.
  • Meet at least 80% of the expected outcomes/competencies on the comprehensive examination at the end of Phase 1.

Although completed during Phase 2, the masters degree research project is required to obtain the graduate degree through the Sponsor University.

Phase 2 Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the dietetic internship, the intern must first complete Phase 1 according to the requirements above. The intern then must demonstrate competence in all areas delineated in the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan (SLO) and Individual Student Assessment Plan (ISAP). They must successfully complete all supervised practice hours, written projects, oral presentations, and meet Army physical fitness standards and standards of conduct. To document that the interns are achieving the desired degree of competence, they receive numerous evaluations in the form of self-evaluations, formative and summative evaluations, and graded projects. Upon successful completion of the dietetic internship program, graduates are provided a Verification Statement and are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. To complete the MS degree requirements, the student must successfully prepare a research project manuscript and orally defend the research project by the end of Phase II.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Program in Nutrition (both phase 1 and phase 2), graduates will be awarded a Master of Science Degree from Baylor University and will be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.