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ETS® Major Field Tests

Demonstrate program effectiveness and evaluate student performance

Select a topic to see how the ETS® Major Field Tests can help you improve curricula and student learning outcomes.


About the ETS Major Field Tests

The ETS Major Field Tests are comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in an academic major. The Major Field Tests go beyond the measurement of factual knowledge by helping you evaluate your students' ability to:

  • analyze and solve problems
  • understand relationships
  • interpret material from their major field of study

The Major Field Tests are available in multiple discipline areas, including business, humanities, social sciences and STEM.1 Learn more about the Major Field Tests.

Why Choose the ETS Major Field Tests

More than 150 colleges and 3,000 programs have trusted the Major Field Tests to provide the actionable data they need.

Test Content

Find a description and sample questions for each Major Field Test, and learn more about customizing content to better fit your needs.

Test Design and Format

The Major Field Tests are flexible to meet your needs, from customizable test content to flexibility in test format and scheduling.

Scores and Reports

Learn about how scores are used, the types of score reports available to you, and how to use comparative data.

Test Administration

Find out how the test is administered, including procedures, system requirements and off-campus testing.

Use Guidelines

Proper use is important to protect test takers and institutions from invalid conclusions that may result from misuse of test data.

Enhance your program assessment with data from the HEIghten® Outcomes Assessment Suite

Broaden your assessment plan to include key skill areas and subject knowledge by incorporating one of the HEIghten Outcomes Assessment modules, available from Territorium with official content from ETS.


Join over 3,000 programs and hundreds of thousands of students who have benefitted from the industry-leading insights delivered by the ETS Major Field Tests. 

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1 Major Field Tests are offered to U.S. institutions. The Major Field Tests for Business may also be used by business programs outside of the United States. These business programs typically use English as an instruction language and have curricula the same or similar to the Major Field Test Business test content, according to an earlier study.