Miller Analogies Test

Exam information

Effective 3/23/2020, per Governor Whitmer's order, the Testing, Evaluation, and Research Services Office stopped giving in-person tests. As the Miller Analogies Test is a national test, the Wayne State Testing Office cannot institute alternate testing methods.  Pearson, the company that owns the MAT, has no online option available.

Candidates should reach out to schools to which they are applying to see how they are handling (extending deadlines, possible waivers, acceptance with condition that MAT is taken within once year, etc...) the MAT requirement in the wake of such extenuating circumstances.

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level analytic ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.  The test provides information to support your application for admission to graduate study.  You are encouraged to obtain and review a copy of the Miller Analogies Test Candidate Information Booklet, which contains complete information about this testing program, including what to bring to the test center, retaking the examination, and a sample test.  The booklet is available at

The examination is computer-based, consists of 120 items, and is timed for 60 minutes.  Total administration time is approximately 1½ hours.  You must present two forms of valid, unexpired identification.  The primary form of identification must be government-issued and contain both your photograph and your signature.  No aids are permitted. 

Rescheduling, refunds, and fees

  1. The examination fee is $75.00, payable when the testing appointment is made.  You may reschedule a test registration a maximum of three times per fee payment.
  2. A refund can be processed only if it is made before the day of the examination. Requests for refunds made on or after the examination date, or after the third reschedule, cannot be honored.
  3. Examination fees not rescheduled or refunded are subject to forfeiture after one calendar year.
  4. Test fees are subject to change without notice.


The MAT is offered by individual appointment.  Appointments are available Monday through Friday during regular business hours.  To schedule, please call our office at 313-577-3400, or send an email to


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