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Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level, analytic ability test that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. It consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes. The OSU-Tulsa Testing Center offers the electronic version of the test.


The MAT test includes 100 core items that count toward the examinee's score and 20 experimental items that are being field-tested for future use on new test forms. The experimental items may include verbal, quantitative or figural analogies and may be located anywhere in the test. These items will not count toward the examinee's score.


The MAT is intended to measure ability to recognize relationships between ideas, fluency in the English language and general knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics and fine arts. There is no foreign-language edition of the MAT. Use of a dictionary or any other reference aid is not permitted when taking the MAT.


The test fee is $75 for the computer-based MAT. This fee may be paid by using credit card, cash in the bursar office, or current students may charge their OSU Bursar account.



Students/examinees may contact the Testing Center to arrange an appointment during normal hours of operation for the computer-based MAT. No walk-ins accepted at this time. Examinees will register for the test when they arrive.


Required Identification

  • Two forms of identification are required.

  • Primary form of ID must be a current, government-issued ID and include a photo and a signature. Examples include a driver's license, government-issued identification card, or a passport.

  • A second form of ID may include a student ID, credit card, library card, utility bill or another ID from the above list with name and address appearing exactly the same as on the primary form of identification.

Scoring Information

Exams are scored electronically and will be transmitted and processed immediately. Examinees will receive an unofficial printout of their score report upon completion of the exam. In approximately two weeks, an official score report will be sent to the examinee and to the score recipients selected by the examinee.


Examinees may specify up to three score recipients when taking the MAT. These recipients are covered by the test fee. If examinees wish to request additional score recipients, they must send in the MAT Optional Services Request Form (PDF) to Pearson Assessment and pay an additional $25 fee for each recipient.


Policies and Procedures

  1. Each examinee must bring the following items: payment, primary photo/signature ID and secondary ID.
  2. Examinees are not permitted to bring any other materials into the testing room, including calculators, books, papers, notes, cell phones, cameras, recording devices, pagers, any reference materials, food or beverages.
  3. Examinees may not wear or take a hat with a bill or brim into the testing room unless worn for a religious or medical reason, in which case an Accommodations Request Form (PDF) and the appropriate documentation explaining the need for this accommodation must be submitted.
    Visitors are not allowed in the testing room.
  4. There are no rest breaks during the test, and no one is permitted to leave the testing room until the end of the test.
  5. Examinees are not permitted to ask any questions after the test begins; they should ask all questions before the test begins.
  6. Examinees who give or receive assistance during the test will be required to immediately turn in all test materials and leave the room. Their test will not be scored and there will be no refund.
  7. Failure to follow instructions or supply complete information can delay the processing of an examinee's score.


Study Guides

For test-taking strategies, a study guide and practice exams, visit Miller Analogies Test. Three practice exams are available for $30 each.


Testing for Students with Disabilities

It is important that examinees notify Testing Center staff of their special testing needs prior to the desired test date. Contact Student Accessibility Services to request special testing accommodations. Braille, large-print and audio editions of the MAT are available for examinees with visual impairments, and a reader will be provided if necessary.

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