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Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a computer-based, high-level mental ability test, requiring the solution of problems in the form of analogies. It is required for entry into many graduate programs. For more information, go to the MAT official website and refer to our links on the test content and preparation below.


  • Appointments are required and available as space permits. You can register online here.
  • Click here for information on MAT accommodations for candidates with disabilities. Candidates requesting special accommodations should submit the Accommodations Request form and all other necessary documentation directly to MAT.
  • Upon notification from MAT that your requested accommodations have been approved, please call SHAC Testing Services to schedule an appointment.


    The fee is $93 paid by credit card only.


    Test Day

    On the test day, bring the following:
    A form of ID that contains both your photograph and signature. See page 8 in the MAT Candidate Information Booklet for more information on ID requirements.
    A second form of ID that has either a photograph or a signature.


    After the test, a preliminary score will appear on the computer screen and you will receive an unofficial score report. You, and the schools that you designate, will receive your official score report in 10-15 business days after your test date. The Psychological Corporation scores all exams, keeps records, and sends out score reports.



    Test Content

    The Miller Analogies Test consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes. An example of an MAT analogy is as follows:
    Plane : Air :: Boat : ________(a. submarine, b. fish, c. water, d. pilot). The answer is c. water. (See page 5 of the MAT Candidate Information Booklet for more information.)

    Fluency in the English language; a broad knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics, and fine arts; and the ability to reason out relationships may contribute to performance on the MAT. There is no foreign-language edition, and no one is permitted to use a dictionary or any other reference aid when taking the MAT.

    Test Preparation

    While preparing for the MAT is usually advised, Testing Services does not recommend any particular way to prepare. Please visit MAT's website for more information:

    • Download the MAT Candidate Information Booklet. Familiarize yourself with analogies and their many different forms they can take. Also, practice completing analogies quickly, as you are only given 60 minutes to complete 120 analogies during the test. You may also consider working through one or more MAT prep books from the library or bookstore.