Assessment Tests

Missouri S&T requires and offers the following standardized assessment activities.

The ETS Proficiency Profile measures academic skills developed in general education courses. It assesses proficiency in critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics in the context of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. More information regarding the test can be found at ETS Missouri S&T undergraduate students are scheduled to take the ETS Proficiency Profile test in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students MUST register online for the exam due to limited space.


Sample Questions

Student Information Handbook



Contact Cheryl Downey-Eber at 573-341-4222 to arrange your test date. Testing fee will apply if taken through the Testing Center.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is usually considered as the first step leading to the P.E. license.  The FE exam is a computer-based exam, which is designed for recent graduates or students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree. For more information, please visit:

Since this exam is given electronically, the Testing Center located in Norwood Hall is proctoring this exam and they should be contacted about registration and test dates.  For more information about this process please visit:

The Major Field Test (MFT) assesses mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge expected of students who have completed a specific program of study. The test evaluates students’ abilities to analyze and solve problems, understand relationships and interpret materials from the major field of study. More information regarding MFT can be found at ETS. Missouri S&T seniors who are NOT majoring in engineering are scheduled to take the MFT test before being approved for graduation. 


MFT Results 

MFT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Contact Cheryl Downey-Eber at 573-341-4222 to arrange your test date. Testing fee will apply if taken through the Testing Center. 

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) obtains information about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The survey assesses the extent to which students engage in a variety of educationally effective activities in the following aspects:

  • Level of Academic Challenge
  • Active and Collaborative Learning
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Enriching Educational Experiences
  • Supportive Campus Environment

Missouri S&T administers the web version of NSSE every three years for freshmen and seniors. Information, FAQs, and incentives offered by S&T can be found here.

More information regarding NSSE can be found at the official NSSE site.