Launch your career with a degree that leads to success on the CPA exam and a professional career in accounting

The University of Vermont Grossman School of Business is pleased to offer the 30-credit Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program, designed to help you develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and build professional fluency with accounting, auditing, taxation, and regulatory issues. UVM’s exceptional program provides a high-quality graduate education, helping you meet the 150 credit hour requirements for CPA certification and achieve success in the field.  Students may select a track in tax, audit and financial reporting, or sustainability.

Students engage in a variety of classroom activities that include conventional lectures, group assignments, presentations, guest speakers, and writing assignments that include memos, executive summaries, and short research reports, working closely with their academic advisor to design a course of study that best suits their future career objectives and prior coursework. The MAcc program attracts traditional University of Vermont accounting students who are admitted on an accelerated basis during their senior year, as well as those individuals who studied accounting as undergraduates or earned undergraduate degrees in areas other than accounting who now want to prepare for successful careers with public accounting firms or in corporate accounting.

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  • 100% job placement
  • Ranked in the top 10% for CPA Pass Rate of U.S. institutions with 10 or more candidates
  • In-person classroom sizes of six to 35 students
  • Accounting courses taught by full-time faculty
  • Exposure to leading industry experts
  • Business education at the UVM Grossman School of Business is accredited by AACSB International

Tyler MerrillI chose UVM MAcc because I was interested in accounting and really wanted to pass the CPA exam. UVM's high CPA pass rate was a large factor in my deciding to attend. There is a wide variety of classes that are available for MAcc credit; allowing you to tailor the MAcc program to classes you want to take. For example, I'm planning to go into corporate tax after graduation and really enjoyed being able to take 4 tax classes as part of the MAcc program.   - Tyler Merrill

Most classes are scheduled during the day, generally in three-hour blocks of time. All accounting classes are taught by full-time faculty members, many of whom have been recognized for excellence in teaching. The program incorporates guest speakers and career-building skills to enhance the connection between the classroom and future careers.

Domestic and international students who completed all prerequisite courses can complete the program in one academic year (two semesters, fall and spring). Many students begin their year of study with a summer online class. International students who need to complete the Intermediate Accounting I and II prerequisites as part of the program may choose to spread the program over four semesters to allow time for additional study and coursework.

Most domestic MAcc graduates begin their accounting careers in Big-4 and other international accounting firms and regional firms, primarily located in Vermont. Graduates enter as assurance and as tax associates.

You will find our MAcc graduates at firms with multiple offices, including CohnReznick, Crowe Horwath, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, Johnson Lambert, KPMG, PwC, and smaller firms in Vermont.

Common practice is to complete the MAcc degree before sitting for the CPA or other professionally qualifying examinations. Students are strongly encouraged to sit for their first part immediately after graduation and complete all four parts by October. Alumni following this advice have had great success in passing all four parts on a timely basis.

Stephen AOnce again I just want to say thanks to you and all of the MAcc staff for getting us all so well prepared for the CPA exams, I really believe that my classes last year were far more important than the Becker review to my success so far in the exams. - Stephen, MAcc 2020

Ranked in the TOP 10% for CPA Pass Rate of US institutions with 10 or more candidates.
Eight consecutive years.

2011-2019*Ranked in the Top 40 of Mid-sized schools with 10 or more candidates
2012-2018Ranked in the Top 10% of US institutions with 10 or more candidates
2015-2017Ranked in the Top 3% of US institutions with 10 or more candidates

*Last year of NASBA reporting

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Application Deadline: 
None, rolling admission
International students deadlines:
Fall - July 1, Spring - Nov. 21
Program start date:
May start any semester
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30 credits, 10 courses
Program duration range:
Students with all required courses complete the program in 9 months, those that need to take prerequisites generally take 2 years
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