MAT Information

MAT Information

As a reasonably priced test administered in 60 minutes, the MAT represents an excellent option for candidates applying to any of the hundreds of graduate programs that accept MAT scores for admission.

  • 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.

Go to the homepage of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) at contains the most current and complete information about the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). It includes information about applying to take the test, the contents of the test, and what happens after you have taken the test. The website also includes strategies for solving analogies and sample items.

There are several equivalent forms of the MAT administered in both computer-based and paper-and-pencil versions. The MAT is administered through a network of Controlled Testing Centers (CTCs) licensed by Harcourt Assessment, Inc. Harcourt Assessment has rigorous procedures that all CTCs must follow to administer the MAT. However, each CTC establishes its own testing schedule, application process, and fees.

Candidates apply directly to a specific CTC to take the MAT. Though Harcourt Assessment does all the scoring and reporting of scores for the MAT, the CTCs are responsible for administering the test.

Harcourt Assessment, Inc.

Founded in 1921, the company now known as Harcourt Assessment, Inc. is the oldest commercial test publisher in the nation and is an acknowledged leader in the test development and publishing industry. Harcourt Assessment develops and publishes tests for use by college and graduate school admissions offices. It also develops and publishes tests and other materials for use in Kindergarten through grade 12 education, clinical psychology, and guidance and counseling services.

Contact Information

If you have any questions that are not answered by this website, you may contact Harcourt Assessment at the following:

Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Miller Analogies Test
PSE Customer Relations—MAT
19500 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, Texas 78259

Telephone: 1-800-622-3231 or 210-339-8710
Fax: 1-888-211-8276 or 210-339-8711
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

If calling Harcourt Assessment, please keep a record of when you called, the name of the person to whom you spoke, and the information you were given. Please follow up any telephone conversation with an email or letter.

If writing to Harcourt Assessment, please include in your letter or email message: your name, address, daytime phone number, email address, and Social Security number (or Canadian Social Insurance number), and refer to the MAT as the testing program that your letter concerns.

PSE Customer Relations can assist in registering for the MAT, answer questions about applying for accommodated testing, receive complaints about CTCs or the administration of the MAT, or provide other similar information that you do not find in the Candidate Information Booklet or on the MAT website.

It is critical that you strictly adhere to all MAT procedures and deadlines. By taking the MAT, you are agreeing to adhere to all the policies and procedures described in the most recent version of the Candidate Information Booklet and stated on the MAT website.

Please do not call, write, or email Harcourt Assessment PSE Customer Relations with questions until you have thoroughly read the Candidate Information Booklet and reviewed the MAT website for any updated information. The most current MAT information is available online.


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