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Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) has been used by colleges and universities for more than 60 years as an integral component of the graduate admissions process. The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. It consists of 100 partial analogies that are to be completed in 50 minutes.

The MAT contains analogies in each of nine content categories, including language usage, mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, history, literature, philosophy, fine arts, and general information. The examinee is not required to be a specialist in any of the areas. An applicant to graduate school will typically have been exposed to most, if not all, of the information necessary to complete each analogy.

Each of the analogies included on the MAT falls into one of the 14 categories:

This mix of relationship categories requires examinees to explore all possible connections between pairs of concepts.

There is a fee for the MAT exam. To make an appointment to take the MAT, please call or stop in to the Test Center office.

Test Center
235 Behmler Hall