In order to expedite the process, applicants are required to apply online. Please review the following detailed application instructions carefully before completing the application.
The UO uses the quarter system which divides the academic year into four terms of relatively equal lengths (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer). Prior to submitting the UO Online Graduate Admissions Application, please review the UO Academic Calendar to ensure that you are submitting an application for the correct term.
In order to review your application, it must be complete. An application is not considered complete until all of the materials listed below have been received. You will receive an email confirmation once your application is complete. Admission decisions are generally available 30-45 days AFTER an application has been completed and processed.
*Note for international applicants: International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to the MSF program by the round 3 deadline (March 15) and are required to apply by April 1. Applicants with questions can contact graduate recruiter Charlie Just at email@example.com.
A completed application consists of:
- Master of Science in Finance Online Departmental Application
The departmental application provides additional information that is needed to complete your application for the Lundquist College of Business Master of Science in Finance program.
Master of Science in Finance Departmental Application
- UO Graduate Admission Online Application and non-refundable $70.00 (U.S. applicants) or $90.00 (international applicants) application fee
UO Online Graduate Admission Application
The UO Graduate application requires a different username and password from the departmental application.
The major to select is: Finance
Applicants will be required to pay the non-refundable application fee at the time the UO Graduate Admission Online Application is submitted.
Note: If you decide to apply to a different term outside of the current academic year, you will need to submit a new UO Graduate Application and pay the nonrefundable application fee again. If you apply within the same academic year, you only need to re-complete the UO Graduate Application.
- Statement of purpose (submit online via MSF Departmental Application)
Applicants must address the following questions in the required personal statement (750 word limit): Why are you seeking an MS in Finance from the Lundquist College of Business? How will the MS in Finance support both your short- and long-term career goals, and how will you, in turn, uniquely contribute to the Lundquist College of Business community?
- One recommendation (Register recommenders online via MSF Departmental Application)
The letter of recommendation can come from a professor or a current/past supervisor from work or internship. The recommender should address the applicant's intellectual capacity, motivation, work ethic, and maturity.
You can submit your departmental application BEFORE your recommendations have been received.
- Up-to-date resume (submit online via MSF Departmental Application)
Resume should show all relevant experience. This could include internships, volunteer work, leadership experience and/or post undergraduate employment. Be sure to include your graduation or anticipated graduation dates.
Download Resume Guidelines (PDF)
- Official GMAT or GRE score report†
Submit an official copy of your GMAT score by selecting the GMAT Business School program name Charles H. Lundquist College of Business – Master of Science in Finance (code = KSQ-5N-95). A few helpful GMAT resources to explore are Beat the GMAT, Khan Academy, and the Economist. For more information on registration, test centers, test preparation materials, and test fees, please visit the GMAT website.
If you have already taken the GMAT exam, but did not list the UO Charles H. Lundquist College of Business as a participating school to have access to your online official score report, you will need to contact GMAT in order to add our school to the list of participating schools who can access your report.
Submit an official copy of your GRE score by using the GRE Institutional Code for the University of Oregon (4846) and the GRE Departmental code for Finance (4102).
Get more information on preparing for and scheduling a GRE exam.
Candidates with strong academic performance may be eligible for a GMAT or GRE waiver. You can complete a GMAT/GRE waiver request form or contact Charlie Just at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-4050 for additional details.
Note: GMAT and GRE scores are only valid for five (5) years. We must receive the official score report before the test expires. In the case of multiple GMAT or GRE scores, we consider the highest overall score.
†Provided you include copies of GRE or GMAT score reports in your online application, you may hold off on submitting the official scores until after the admissions decision.
- Transcripts (two-part process)
1. Upload unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended to the MSF Departmental Application.
2. Submit official transcripts to the University of Oregon Office of Admissions. Please follow official transcript requirements as detailed by the UO Graduate School website.
Office of Admissions Mailing Address:
University of Oregon
Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217
Official Electronic Transcripts. Official electronic transcripts should be sent to: email@example.com.
Degree In Progress. If you are presently pursuing a degree which you anticipate will be awarded AFTER your application is submitted, please submit an official in-progress transcript and then an additional official transcript showing the degree posted once the degree has been awarded.
Degree Certificate. If your awarded degree is not posted on the transcript, as is the case with most international transcripts, you will need to include the related degree certificate with your transcript.
International Transcripts from Non-English Speaking Countries: English translations of transcripts and, where applicable, degree certificates notarized by the issuing university (submit to UO Admissions).
View the list of countries where this requirement applies (PDF)
International Credentials: International credentials must be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the credentials must be received from an institution recognized by the country’s educational body that oversees institutional approval, such as the Ministry of Education. If you are concerned about your eligibility for admission, please contact the MSF admissions and recruitment team for credential analysis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(To check on the status of official transcripts/degree certificates received by the University of Oregon, please call the Registrar at 541-346-2935.)
Applicants Whose Native Language Is Not English
In addition to the above, applicants whose native language is not English must fulfill additional requirements below.
- Language Competency
Official TOEFL or IELTS Academic Score Report. Applicants whose native language is not English must show proof of language proficiency. The score report is valid for 2 years only. ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code 02.
IT CAN TAKE UP TO 30 DAYS FROM THE TIME OF YOUR REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL ETS SCORES TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE UO SYSTEM. PLAN YOUR REQUEST SO THAT ETS SCORES ARE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO APPLICATION DEADLINES.
Exemption. Applicants who submit transcripts proving that they have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution or from Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom are exempt from the language proficiency requirement. If you are currently working on one of these degrees, then you will be conditionally exempt from the requirement pending completion of your degree prior to the start of your first term with the graduate program you are applying to.
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS (conditional admission is NOT offered)
- IBT TOEFL Minimum = 96
- PBT TOEFL Minimum = 600
- IELTS Minimum = 7.0