Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Between June 10th and June 14th (PSU Finals week), no MAT appointments will be available.
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.
|FEE||The fee is $90 cash or check.
Appointments are required and available as space permits. Register for the MAT here.
Click here for information on MAT accommodations for candidates with disabilities. Candidates requesting special accommodations will need to submit the following to SHAC Testing Services:
Go here for directions to SHAC Testing Services.
On your test day, bring the following:
|SCORES||You will see a preliminary score on the computer screen and receive an unofficial score report immediately after your test. 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.|
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.
While preparing for the MAT is usually advised, SHAC Testing Services does not recommend any particular way to prepare. Here are some options:
- 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.
- Visit MAT Exam Practice Tests.