All majors are required to pass the Major Field Test (MFT) in order to receive a degree with a major in Psychology. The MFT can only be taken in the semester in which the student graduates. For students graduating in Fall Semester, the test is typically given in the third week of September. For students graduating in the Spring semester, the test is given in the first or second week of February.
Fall 2016 MFT test date: September 30, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
The MFT assesses four major domains of the discipline: (1) Learning & Cognition: Language, Memory, and Thinking; (2) Perception, Sensory, Physiology, Comparative and Ethology; (3) Clinical, Abnormal, and Personality; and (4) Developmental and Social. You’ll note that subtest 1 ( Learning & Cognition: Language, Memory, and Thinking) maps onto the “Group D” requirement in the major. Subtest 2 maps onto “Group A” (Perception, Sensory, Physiology, Comparative and Ethology). Subtest 3 ( Clinical, Abnormal, and Personality) maps onto “Group C”. Subtest 4 (Developmental and Social) maps onto “Group B”.
There is also an overall score, which is a composite score from all subtests.