Master of Accounting Application Process

In order to expedite the process, applicants are required to apply online. Please review the following detailed application instructions carefully before completing the application.

Our application system requires you to fill out two separate forms. One application is specific to the Master of Accounting program and the other is the University of Oregon's Division of Graduate Studies application. Supported browsers: We strongly recommend using either Google Chrome or Firefox.

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.

A completed application consists of

  1. Master of Accounting online program application

    The program application provides additional information that is needed to complete your application for the Lundquist College of Business Master of Accounting program.

    MAcc Program Application

  2. UO graduate admission online application and non-refundable $70.00 (U.S. applicants) or $90.00 (international applicants) application fee

    The UO graduate application requires a different username and password from the program application.

    UO Graduate Studies Application

    The major to select is: Accounting, MActg

    Applicants will be required to pay the non-refundable application fee at the time the UO graduate admission online application is submitted. The Master of Accounting program will waive the graduate admission online application fee for 3+1 Accounting Pathway students. Please email BEFORE paying any fees.

  3. Statement of purpose

    Please explain, in between 500 and 750 words, how the Master of Accounting program will build on your experiences to date and will further your career goals. Tell us not only what you hope to gain from the MAcc program but also what will you bring to the program and to the Lundquist College of Business learning community (PDFs strongly preferred).

    Please take great care in crafting your statement of purpose and do not have others write them for you. The statement of purpose is your best opportunity to provide the admissions staff with real insight into your personality, values, as well as breadth and depth of education and experiences. There are no right or wrong answers, but there are good and bad statements. We read them carefully for originality and logic of thought, creativity of expression, and correctness of syntax and spelling.

  4. One recommendation (Register recommender online via 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.

    You can submit your program application BEFORE your recommendation has been received.

  5. Up-to-date resume (submit online via MAcc program application)

    Resumes must include the month and year for position duration (for example, "January 2018–October 2020: Account Representative").

  6. Official GMAT score report

    All applicants are encouraged to submit GMAT or GRE test scores. Applicants may also apply without submitting test scores ("test optional").

    Submitting a GMAT or GRE score provides the admission committee with additional evidence of your quantitative skills and abilities to help set you apart from other candidates in the application evaluation process. The admission committee may request that you submit a GMAT or GRE score if they believe your application does not provide enough evidence of your academic and quantitative abilities.

    Please note: Candidates who do not hold an accounting degree from an AACSB-accredited school and/or have an undergraduate cumulative GPA and accounting GPA below a 3.25 are strongly encouraged to submit a GMAT score.

    Candidates that choose to apply "test optional" must submit the following test optional statement:

    In 200 words or less, provide evidence or describe your quantitative and mathematical reasoning skills, experience with programming and data analysis, and/or how you have employed conceptual frameworks from your undergraduate or post-undergraduate experiences. Also, please explain any underperforming quantitative undergraduate coursework (i.e. economics, stats, accounting, finance, etc.) and what you plan to change in your graduate experience to succeed in your quantitative coursework.

    In the case of multiple GMAT, GMAT Focus Edition, or GRE scores, we consider the highest overall score. You may submit unofficial test scores to be evaluated for admission and will only need to submit official scores if offered admission. GMAT and GRE scores are valid only for five years after the test date. We must receive the official score report before the test expires. Please allow up to four weeks for official scores to be received.

    Submitting official GMAT scores: You can submit your official GMAT score report by selecting the GMAT business school program name Charles H. Lundquist College of Business – Masters in Accounting (code = KSQ-5N-35).

  7. Transcripts (two-part process)

    1. Upload unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended to the MAcc program application.

    2. Submit official transcripts to the University of Oregon Office of the Registrar. Please follow official transcript requirements as detailed by the UO Graduate School website.

    Office of the registrar mailing address:
    University of Oregon
    Office of the Registrar
    5257 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403-1217

    Official electronic transcripts: Official electronic transcripts should be sent to:

    Degree in progress: If you have not yet finished your degree at the time of application, you will still need to submit your in-progress "unofficial" transcript via the MAcc online program application. However, you do NOT need to send your official (in-progress) transcript to the Office of the Registrar until AFTER your degree is conferred and the degree and award date are printed on the transcript.

    Degree certificate: If your degree and degree award date are 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.

    View additional transcript details for international applicants

    (To check on the status of official transcripts/degree certificates received by the University of Oregon, please call the Registrar at 541-346-2935.)

  8. Language Competency

    Applicants whose native language is not English must fulfill additional language proficiency requirements. ("Native language" is defined as the language you spoke at home since birth AND the language you spoke and wrote as your primary language in school beginning at age five and continuing through the rest of your education.)

    Submitting Official TOEFL or IELTS Academic Score Report: The score report is valid for 2 years only. ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846.

    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.

    View Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Mailing Address

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Lundquist Admissions Office
1208 University of Oregon, Lillis 145
Eugene, OR 97403-1208