Major Field Test - Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to take a major field test?

The purpose of the major field test (MFT) is to evaluate students' knowledge in their major field and to assess the curriculum within each major. As stated in the MTSU Undergraduate Catalog, all students are required to take the MFT as a prerequisite to graduation.

How does my score affect MTSU?

Our university can earn almost $400,000 annually from the state of Tennessee based on students' performance. These funds help us offer the best education at the lowest possible cost to students. We use the MFT results to find ways to improve courses and programs at MTSU. Therefore, when you look good, we look good.

How does my score affect me?

When we look good, you look better? Your degree is worth as much as the college that grants it. When you apply for a job or graduate school, the employer or admission office can be impressed by where you went to college (and how you did there!) or not so impressed. So it is important to you that people form a positive impression of MTSU.

How long is the test?

Students are allotted up to two (2) hours, if needed. College of Business major field students have a one (1) hour requirement.

How do I register for the test?

No pre-registration is necessary, simply select the test date and time you prefer. See flyer for testing times and dates pertaining to your major.

What should I bring?

Your MTSU ID card. Calculators may be used for selected tests.

How do I get my test results?

Score reports are usually available 6-8 weeks after you have taken the test. Your test results will be posted on PipelineMT/RaiderNet.