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2015 psychology graduates score in the 98th percentile on the MFT

Sep 14, 2015

The Ohio Northern University Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice has announced that the 2015 graduating seniors in psychology, as a group, scored in the 98th percentile on the Major Field Test (MFT) in psychology.

The mean score of the 221 institutions using the MFT in the 2014-15 academic year in psychology was 156. ONU psychology students scored 180. ONU’s performance was equally impressive in each of the four subsets: learning, cognition and memory (95th percentile); perception, sensation and physiology (99th percentile); clinical, abnormal and personality (99th percentile); and developmental and social psychology (95th percentile).

Bob Carrothers, chair of the ONU Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, said, “We are very proud of our graduating seniors, and this is a tribute to their hard work and ability to want to succeed. This also is a reflection of the quality of the education they received and of the faculty and staff who helped these graduating students prepare for the MFT and life after graduation.”

The MFT in psychology assesses the mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge in graduating psychology students. Nearly 1,500 colleges and universities employ one or more of the MFTs for student achievement and curriculum evaluation each year.

More than 6,302 students took the MFT in psychology last year. A National Comparative Data Guide is published each year and contains tables of scaled scores and percentiles for individual student scores, departmental mean scores, and any subscores or group assessment indicators that the test may support.