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Miller Analogies Test

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) represents an excellent option for candidates applying to any of the hundreds of graduate programs that accept MAT scores for admission. Many graduate schools accept MAT in lieu of the GRE or GMAT exams.  Please research requirements for the school you intend to apply to.


About MAT

  • The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.
  • Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life.
  • Through analogies with content from various academic subjects, MAT scores help graduate schools identify candidates whose knowledge and abilities go beyond mere memorizing and repeating information.
  • The analytical skills measured by the MAT are key to success in graduate school and are highly valued by graduate programs.
  • For more than 50 years, the MAT has proven to be a reliable and valid test for assessing candidates for graduate school.
  • Predictive validity studies conducted by Pearson and by independent researchers have shown positive correlations between MAT scores and subsequent success in graduate programs.


Please follow the steps below to set up an examination session with the SUNY Oswego Testing Coordinator.  If you have preliminary questions regarding the MAT, please email [email protected] or call 315-312-2270 for more information.

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Research if Miller Analogies is Accepted

Step 1

It is your responsibility to understand the policy and required MAT score for an institution you intend to attend.  Inquire with the institution in question, to be sure you know if the MAT is an acceptable exam for their program and what score is needed for admittance to the desired program.

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Request a Testing Appointment

Step 2

Contact the testing coordinator in the Division of Extended Learning to request an appointment to test. 

phone:  315-312-2270


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Pay the Testing Fee

Step 3

Pay the $85 testing fee.  After you have agreed upon a testing session,  please pay the testing fee. This payment needs to be complete at least 48 hours prior to the testing session or your appointment will be cancelled.

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Day Of Appointment

Step 4

  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to the exam start time
  • Bring a valid government issued photo ID and a secondary ID (student ID, Library Card, Credit Card, etc.) 
  • Store personal belongings before entering the testing lab
  • Register for the exam through Pearson Assessments (the coordinator will assist you)
  • It is recommended that for testing security purposes that you use your social security number to complete exam registration. Inquire with the testing coordinator, should you not want to use your SS# during registration. 

Location & Parking

Miller Analogies Tests are administered on SUNY Oswego's main campus at the Testing Center located at 314 Sheldon Hall.  

If you are not a SUNY Oswego student you will need to purchase a temporary parking pass for $1.00 at the parking office.

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Testing Center

314 Sheldon Hall

Oswego, NY 13126

PHONE: 315-312-2270



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