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The requirement for Current seniors to pass a Major Field Test (MFT) before graduation was waived for 2020-21 due to the Coronavirus-19 pandemic. They must also fill the following surveys:

  1. Senior Exit Survey
  2. Senior Professional Development Survey
  3. Senior Future Plans Form
  4. Senior Awards Application

A link to the survey will be emailed to all seniors by the department administrative assistant six to eight weeks before your graduation. You must complete this survey to receive your MFT results. 

Seniors must have also passed a Capstone Experience in Psychology. The capstone experience is satisfied by completing at least one of the following courses. 

  • PS435 (Tests and Measurement)
  • PS470 (Seminar on Children and Family in the Legal System)
  • PS471 (Ethics)
  • PS476 (Seminar on Child and Family Studies)
  • PS477 (Seminar on Mental Health Services)
  • PS479 (Seminar on Topics in Psychology)
  • Any Practicum from PS480 through PS494. 
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Typically, 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.

  • The Fall test date is in early October.
  • The Spring test date is in early February.
  • The department assistant will email you a link to practice tests a few weeks before the test—Taking these is highly recommended!
  • Register for the MFT  The link will be activated once the test requirement is restored.

The Psychology MFT assesses four major domains of the discipline, all of which are covered in the John Carroll University psychology major:

  1. Learning & Cognition: Language, Memory, and Thinking: maps onto the “Group D” requirement in the major.
  2. Perception, Sensory, Physiology, Comparative and Ethology: maps onto “Group A”
  3. Clinical, Abnormal, and Personality: maps onto “Group C”
  4. Developmental and Social: maps onto “Group B”

There is also an overall score, which is a composite score from all subtests.

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