Redefining the Classroom

What is the MAT

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a graduate school admission test made up entirely of analogies, involving analytical reasoning as well as content knowledge.  The MAT covers most of the general subject areas you’ve studied as an undergraduate (humanities, science, English), as well as subjects from everyday life.  Over 1,500 college and university programs accept the MAT as part of their graduate admission requirements.  If you’re applying to grad school, the MAT makes sense.

Here at Lake Superior State University, admission into the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program requires a score of 50 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test.

How do you take the MAT?

  • Step 1: Find a MAT Testing Center
    Go to to find the most convenient one for you.

  • Step 2: Call them and register
    Contact the Testing Center directly to find out test dates, test fees, and directions to get there on the day of testing.

  • Step 3: Study
    At take one or more of the online Practice Tests to experience taking the MAT.  Review the study material in the free Candidate Information Booklet – available online or at the Testing Center.

  • Step 4: Take the MAT!
    Show up to the Testing Center on the day of the MAT with two forms of ID.

What Happens After You Take the MAT?

You will receive a personal Score Report and a Retest Admission Ticket, just in case you want to take the MAT again. At the same time, Official Transcripts will be sent to the schools you designated. It takes about 10-15 business days to score and send out results.


The MAT cost is $65 and it may be paid by cash or check (payable to LSSU) at the time of testing.

Fall 2015 Testing dates are:

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015; 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015; 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015; 2:30 pm

Please call the Director of Testing Services at Lake Superior State University at: 906 635-2452 to schedule an appointment.