MS Finance 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 Science in Finance 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.

The UO uses the quarter system which divides the academic year into four terms of relatively equal lengths (summer, fall, winter, and spring). 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. Note: The MSF is a full-time program that starts in the summer of each year. There are no other start options.

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 (including the University of Oregon Division of Graduate Studies application and application fee). 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. Applicants with questions can contact Lundquist Admissions at

A completed application consists of

  1. 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.

    MSF 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 departmental application.

    UO Graduate Studies Application

    The major to select is: Finance, MS

    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, you will need to submit a new UO Graduate Application and pay the nonrefundable application fee again.

  3. Statement of purpose (submit online via MSF Departmental Application)

    Applicants must address the following questions in the required statement of purpose:

    • Describe how your internship(s), work and/or extracurricular experience(s), and undergraduate coursework has prepared you to excel in Oregon’s MS in Finance Program (300 words or less).
    • What do you believe will be your greatest contribution to the MS in Finance cohort? Explain why you believe this is the case? (300 words or less).
    • Describe your career ambitions after completing the MS in Finance and how you believe The Lundquist of College of Business will help you to achieve those goals. (300 words or less).
    • (Optional) The Oregon MS in Finance candidates are more than just their GPA and GMAT/GRE scores. We invite you to use this supplemental question to provide additional evidence, experience, or proficiencies outside of the typical class profile and how they will aid you in the successful completion of the MS in Finance program and career achievement. (300 words or less).

  4. 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 recommendation(s) have been received.

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

    Download Resume Guidelines

  6. Official GMAT or GRE 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 have an undergraduate GPA below a 3.25, do not have a bachelor's degree in business or STEM, and/or those who do not have any quantitative coursework on their transcripts are strongly encouraged to submit a GMAT or GRE test score report.

    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 – Master of Science in Finance (code = KSQ-5N-95).

    Submitting official GRE scores: You can submit your official GRE score report by using the GRE institutional code for the University of Oregon (4846) and the GRE departmental code for finance (4102).

  7. 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 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 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.

    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, 145 Lillis
Eugene, OR 97403-1208