Graduate Admission

What is the Miller Analogies Test?

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.

  • The test consists of 120 items to be administered in 60 minutes.
  • Fluency in the English language, a broad knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics, and fine arts, and the ability to reason out relationships may contribute to performance on the MAT.
  • There is no foreign-language edition of the MAT.
  • On this test, the use of notes, books, calculators (including watch calculators, pagers, cellular phones, cameras, PDAs, other recording devices, or any other electronic devise or reference material) is prohibited. You are also not allowed to wear a hat with a bill or a brim without prior permission to do so. If you have a watch or phone with an alarm or chime, it must be turned off during test. (Harcourt Assessment, Inc, copyright 2005).
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MAT Workshops

Xavier University's Office of Graduate Services hosts MAT workshops throughout the year. The workshop features basic test taking strategies to help improve your overall score. The cost of the workshop is $30 with an additional fee for the  Barron's guidebook ($18.10), though the purchase of the guide book is optional. Payment will be accepted at the door.

Upcoming workshop:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Schiff Family Conference Center

Please contact the office for additional upcoming workshop dates.

Register for the MAT

To register for the MAT, please contact Xavier University's Psychological Services Office at (513) 745-3531 or download a list of MAT testing centers.