MFT - Major Field Test

Purpose – ETS Major Field Tests are comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study. The Major Field Tests go beyond the measurement of factual knowledge by helping you evaluate students' ability to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret material from their major field of study.

When – The MFT is offered in the spring and fall semesters for all graduating (non-engineering) students. Students will receive the MFT notification from their department.

Test Format – The MFT is offered in computerized testing in the following subjects: biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, english, math, physics, and psychology.

Cost – The MFT is administered at no cost to the student. 

Registration and Information Website – The Major Field Test is required for graduation. For registration, please contact the Testing Center via email to set up a testing appointment.  PLEASE NOTE: Testing Center Policy requires that requests be made with at least 7 business days' notice.

Are calculators permitted on the MFT? No calculators of any kind are permitted during the test. You will be given a piece of paper from the Testing Center on which you will work out any problems.

When will my scores be available? If your institution elects to share your individual score with you, it will display on screen upon completion of the test where you can view or print for yourself. If scores are not yet available for that test, you will need to ask your institution if they can provide you with a preliminary score. Your institution will receive your scores as soon as you have completed testing.

 Where can I find test preparation materials? The MFTs are intended to measure what you have learned over a course of study — not what you have learned in the days leading up to the test. A quick review of the test content descriptions and sample questions will help you get familiar with the areas covered by the test and the types of questions you can expect.

 How long is the test? The MFT has a time allotment of about 2 hours for bachelor’s degree programs.

 What kinds of test questions are there? The test consists of 120 multiple-choice questions that measure core areas of each major. Some questions are grouped in sets and based on diagrams, charts, and data tables.

What happens after I register? Students who have registered for an appointment with the Testing Center will recieve a confirmation email. This email will also contain instructions on where to check-in and what to bring with them.