Miller Analogies Test

UMass Boston offers potential graduate students the option of taking the Miller Analogies Test at our Testing Center.  This computer based test is available at various times throughout the week, it is one hour long and at the conclusion of a test a preliminary score report is generated for the test candidate. Three schools can be selected to receive MAT scores.

Make your MAT test appointment online with the UMass Boston Testing Center.  This may be done up to 24 hours in advance.  You will receive a confirmation email verifying your testing date and time.

If special accommodations are required we will need earlier notification.  Please refer to the “Disability Accommodations” section on the MAT website to access a printable Accommodations Request Form.  If you have any questions about requesting an accommodation after reviewing the MAT website, email or call MAT Customer Relations,, phone 1-800-727-0811.

We charge a $100.00 test fee, due when you arrive for your test.  Payment options are cash, check, or money order.  Credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Two forms of identification are required for the test and you must provide your Social Security number (American) or Social Insurance number (Canadian) if you have one.

The most complete MAT information is available at, including MAT policies and procedures, answers to frequently asked questions, including: registering for the test, facts on test content and scoring, test preparation and strategies, listings of other MAT test centers, and online practice tests. 

“The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires solving problems stated as analogies.  The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that you have 60 minutes to complete.  The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural science, mathematics and social sciences”.

Ref: NCS Pearson, Inc.