PRACTICE PROJECTEvaluation of Dietetic Interns' Research Skills in an Online, Non-Thesis Master's ProgramArts, Jennifer PhD, RDN, LDN; Paulin, Chelsea MS, RDN, LDN; Lofgren, Ingrid E. PhD, MPH, RDN; Woodland, Barbara EdD, RD, LD; English, Catherine PhD, RD, LDNAuthor Information Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston (Dr Arts, Lofgren, and English and Ms Paulin); and Sodexo Dietetic Internships, Newtown, Pennsylvania (Dr Woodland). Correspondence: Jennifer Arts, PhD, RDN, LDN, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 41 Lower College Rd, 125 Fogarty Hall, Kingston, RI 02881 (email@example.com). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: July/September 2020 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 277-284 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000209 Buy Metrics Abstract Research is the foundation of dietetics. As programs are designed to meet the 2024 entry-level education requirement, innovative approaches are needed to ensure that master's level registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) have strong research skills. The MS Dietetics Program is a new, 14-month, online, non-thesis program completed during the Sodexo Dietetic Internship. The objective was to determine whether an online research curriculum impacted research skills. Students evaluated their skills using a 22-question survey and reported significant improvements from baseline in 8 of the 11 research skills. A future investigation should examine whether increased research involvement among master's level RDNs continues after graduation. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.