Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

What is the MAT Exam?

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires solving problems stated as analogies. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences

The Miller Analogies Test is required for admission by some graduate schools. The MAT is considered a measure of high-level cognitive function and measures an individual's logical and analytical reasoning through the use of partial analogies.

The MAT requires a broad knowledge of Western culture covering science, music, literature, philosophy, mathematics, art, and history. Success on the MAT requires a nuanced and cultivated vocabulary.

How often do you offer the MAT?

Testing Services offers the MAT Monday through Friday with start times between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM and Saturday mornings by appointment with a start time between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

How do I schedule the MAT?

To schedule the MAT call Testing Services at 406-243-2175.

How much does the MAT cost?

The cost is $75 which includes fees for reporting your scores to three (3) schools of your choice.

How long is the MAT?

The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that you have 60 minutes to complete.

How can I prepare for the MAT?

The University of Montana Testing Services does not endorse any test preparation company. The Practice Tests, available at are designed to familiarize you with the types of items and the specific content areas that you will encounter on the MAT. Go to for more information about preparing for the MAT or purchase a MAT preparation book at many bookstores.

When will I receive my scores?

You will receive an unofficial score report on the day of the test and in approximately 4 weeks you and three schools of your choice will receive the official score report.

If I have a disability how do I get special accommodations for the MAT?

Testing accommodations are available for examinees with disabilities that meet certain criteria and provide proper documentation.  If you are requesting nonstandard testing accommodations, you must have them approved prior to testing. Please refer to under “Disability Accommodations” to access a printable Accommodation Request Form.  If you have questions about requesting an accommodation call 1-800-622-3231.