All MFTs are proctored, multiple choice exams designed to assess mastery of concepts and principles as well as knowledge expected of you at the conclusion of a major in specific subject areas. Many of the tests contain questions requiring interpretation of graphs, diagrams and charts based on material related to the field of study, and score reports may be used in making medium to high-stakes decisions.
The tests are two-hour, multiple-choice examinations. A&M-Corpus Christi administers the computerized-MFT exam. Test descriptions and sample questions are available at ETS Major Field Test Overview (click on Tour link for more information about the tests).
Accommodations for the Major Field Tests
The MFTs online system does not offer the usual accommodations (e.g., different color text, different color backgrounds, or enlarged type) considered most helpful to sight-impaired students. The exams are graphic-intensive. This means that enlarged type, in particular, would require excessive scrolling which could disadvantage students that are sight-impaired. As an alternative, large-print and Braille versions of all MFT titles can be made available upon request, but these are not kept in stock and can take as long as 6-8 weeks to create and be mailed to the University. For this type of accommodation, you should notify the Office of Academic Testing prior to the 12th class day of the semester they are graduating. If you are registered with Disability Services and would like to request additional test time, the request must be made with the Office of Academic Testing prior to the test day.
Who should take the MFTs?
For questions with regard to who should take the MFTs or which subject you should register for, please consult your advisor or department contacts.
|Biology||Dr. Gregory Buck||361.825.3717||CS 251|
|Business||Shawn Elizondo||361.825.2704||OC 343|
|Business||Dr. Margaret Lucero||361.825.6015||OCNR 126|
|Chemistry||Dr. Tim Causgrove||361.825.2399||CS 208|
|Computer Science||Dr. Ahmed Mahdy||361.825.2828||BI 103D|
|Criminal Justice||Mr. Eric Moore||361.825.2396||BH 342|
|Mathematics||Dr. Blair Sterba-Boatwright||361.825.2724||CI 312|
|Political Science||Dr. Jennifer Epley||361.825.2554||BH 341|
|Psychology||Dr. Lisa Comparini||361.825.2184||BH 317|
|Sociology||Dr. Bilaye Benibo||361.825.5980||BH 346|
When are the MFTs administered?
The Office of Academic Testing administers the Major Field Tests on 3 to 4 scheduled dates in both the spring and fall semesters; Twice during the summer for the College of Business.
Scheduled dates/times for the administration of the MFT:
Registration opens October 31
|Examination Date/Time||Deadline to register|
|Remote Proctored Test Session*||See below|
Friday, November 9/Test begins at 2:30 p.m.
November 7, 2018
Saturday, November 10/Test begins at 10:30 a.m.
|November 7, 2018|
Friday, November 16/Test begins at 2:30 p.m.
|November 14, 2018|
How do I register for the MFTs?
The following items are prohibited in the testing room:
Watch alarms or time reminders will need to be turned off.
* Before you request a remote proctored test session, you should review the physical and technical requirements required for this exam using the link below. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you meet these requirements with your name, student ID, and subject. Information will be emailed to you on how to register using this option.