The Master of Accountancy program provides students with a solid foundation in accounting while sharpening students' skills in business communication, ethics and research. MAcc alumni have great success on the CPA exam. The 2017 first time pass rate of 94.4% places the university in the top 3% of US schools with more than 10 CPA exam candidates. The majority of MAcc graduates work in Big-4, international and local CPA firms, within the assurance and tax areas. The four tax classes encourage students to pursue a career in tax. The Accounting Information Systems, Auditing, and Forensic Accounting and Auditing classes well prepare students for an entry-level career in auditing.

If you would like to arrange a time to visit the campus and talk with MAcc students, please contact the MAcc Program Director, Susan B. Hughes, at or contact Amanda Simpfenderfer, Employer Relations and Outreach Administrator, at for assistance in posting your open positions on UVM’s Catamount Jobs link.

CPA Pass Rates

  US Institutions Mid-Size US Programs Rank (21-60 candidates)
2016 Top 3% Ranked 23 of 858 US institutions #4 of 294 US institutions
2015 Top 5% Ranked 40 of 821 US institutions #9 of 266 US institutions
2014 Not Ranked #20 of 265 US institutions


The fall 2018 Accounting and Finance Career Fair will be held Wednesday, September 12 from noon to 4:00pm. Information about the career fair can be obtained by contacting Amanda Simpfenderfer at