How do I arrange to speak with someone personally about the UO MAcc program?
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phone chat with MAcc staff.
How long is the MAcc program and when does it start?
The MAcc program can be completed in 10 months (one academic year). While a few students each year start the program in winter or spring terms, most start in fall term. Since the UO is a quarter system school, the academic year begins at the end of September and is concluded in the middle of June. The three terms are each 10 weeks long. Winter term generally starts the first week of January. Spring term usually starts at the beginning of April.
Does the MAcc program offer specialization tracks?
We do not offer specialization tracks, however, students do have both accounting and MBA or other graduate electives to choose from. This allows customization of the program to meet the interests of individual students. There are 5 required accounting courses, 2 accounting electives and 5 other graduate electives.
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Applying to the UO MAcc Program
Do I need an undergraduate degree in accounting to apply?
Most applicants do have an undergraduate degree in accounting. However, applicants can have undergraduate degrees in other disciplines provided they have sufficient prerequisite coursework in accounting and finance. This coursework includes: Intermediate Financial Accounting (typically a two or three course sequence), Cost Accounting and Financial Management. A minimum grade of B in each of these courses is required for admission. There may be additional coursework for applicants without degrees in business. Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions regarding prerequisites.
I don’t have an undergraduate degree in accounting. Can I be admitted to the UO MAcc and take the required prerequisite coursework at the UO before I begin the MAcc program?
No, applicants cannot take the prerequisite courses at the UO before beginning the program. Applicants may receive admission conditional upon completion of the coursework before the beginning of the program, however, the coursework must be satisfactorily completed before students can be enrolled in the program. It is the applicant’s responsibility to arrange for the coursework at a university.
What are the materials I need to provide/prepare in order to apply to the UO MAcc?
There are two applications that must be completed. One is to the UO Graduate School which is a brief one-page application. The second is to the UO MAcc program. This application requires submission of:
- MAcc program application (online).
- UO graduate school application (online).
- One (1) letter of recommendation. Recommenders are registered online in the MAcc program application. We prefer that the recommendation is from an accounting professor who has taught an applicant in a major class preferably a junior or senior level accounting class and not an introductory accounting class. The recommendation should address the applicant’s intellectual capacity, motivation, work ethic and maturity.
- A current resume.
- Completion of a statement of purpose. The statement of purpose criteria can be found on the MAcc program application.
- For application review purposes, you can upload unofficial copies of transcripts for ALL colleges you have attended. You will also be required to submit to the UO Office of the Registrar ONE (1) official transcript from each college or university where you received a bachelor’s degree or higher. Grade point average minimums are 3.0 cumulative and 3.0 in accounting. Historically GPAs have averaged 3.45
- GMAT or GRE Score Report. GMAT score 550 minimum, 600 or above preferred. Pearson/VUE institutional code for the MAcc Program: KSQ-5N-35. GRE score report: University Code 4846, Departmental Code for Accounting 4001. Scores are good for five (5) years only.
- International Applicants: Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report. Applicants whose native language is not English must show proof of language proficiency. The score report is valid for 2 years only.
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Are there any additional requirements for international students?
A satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to the University of Oregon and to the UO MAcc. Applicants whose native language is not English must show proof of language proficiency through one of the following methods:
- Submit an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination. A minimum score of 96 is required and 100 or over is preferred. In evaluating a TOEFL test result, the sub-scores in the listening, reading, speaking and writing are also reviewed. Educational Testing Service (ETS) must send a score report to the University of Oregon, institutional code: 4846.
- Submit an acceptable score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. A minimum score of 7.5 is required and 8 or higher is preferred. The official report must be sent directly from the testing center to:
University of Oregon Office of the Registrar
5257 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217
- Submit degree transcripts proving that you have received a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution or from an institution in the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.
- Submit an acceptable score on the Duolingo English test. A minimum score of 115 is required. The official report must be sent directly to the University of Oregon from Duolingo.
Tuition and Financial Aid
What is tuition for the MAcc program?
Tuition varies depending on whether or not students are Oregon state residents.
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What types of financial aid are available?
Thanks to the generosity of many department supporters, accounting scholarships are available. Several competitive graduate employment opportunities are also awarded each year.
Career Development and Placement
What types of career development and placement services are provided?
We are committed to providing our students with superior career services. Even in tough economic times, our placement in 2018 was 93% within 3 months of graduation. The Lundquist College of Business has its own career services office. MAcc students are required to begin to work with this office during the summer before the program begins to refine resumes and prepare for interviews which typically begin shortly after classes start.
In addition to working closely with career services, receptions with recruiters occur during fall orientation and Beta Alpha Psi Meet the Firms is held during early October. The program also provides transportation for students to attend the Oregon Society of CPAs Career Showcase in Portland.
What other resources are available for students to connect with professionals?
MAcc students are encouraged to join the UO chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. Due to the dedication of our members, our chapter is currently distinguished as a superior chapter, a recognition awarded by the national Beta Alpha Psi organization. The UO chapter meets each week and is a valuable resource to learn about recent trends in the accounting profession, to network with professionals, and to build friendships with other students.
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Housing and Student Life
Where can I find information about housing?
UO Housing offers graduate students a range of options, including family housing. Many MAcc students choose to live off campus in one of the many privately owned (non-university) houses and apartments available each year in Eugene.
UO Housing website Off-Campus Housing Directory
Where can I find information about Eugene and Oregon?
Eugene is located west of the Cascade mountains about 100 miles directly south of Portland and about 1 hour east of the Pacific Ocean. Recreational opportunities abound.
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