Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The William Carey University Testing Center will be closed until further notice due to the recent tornado that affected the Hattiesburg campus.

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires solving problems stated as analogies. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that you have 60 minutes to complete. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.

How much do the exams cost?

The cost for the MAT is $95. This fee is paid directly to William Carey University by cash, check or money order.

If you are unable to test on the appointed date, please call 601-318-6104 to request a new date. Failure to notify the office prior to the testing date will necessitate paying an additional $20 administration fee.

How do I register for the exam?

1. Testing seats are confirmed upon receipt of completed registration form and payment (cash, check, or money order).
2. Registration and payment should be received by the testing center a minimum of 7 days prior to the requested testing date/time.
3. A confirmation email will be sent via email confirming the testing seat reservation. No test seat is confirmed until a confirmation email has been received.

Send the completed registration form and payment to:
MAT Administrator
WCU Box 150
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

When and where is the MAT test given?

MAT exams are available throughout the year. For upcoming exam dates, please see below. Tests are administered at 6:00 pm in Lawrence Hall, Room 131. On the day of your exam, please report to Lawrence Hall lobby where you will be greeted by the test administrator.

Upcoming Test Dates

Tests are administered weekly on the Hattiesburg campus. Currently, tests are offered each Monday evening (excluding holidays) at 6:00 pm. Due to limited testing availability, the test registration form and administration fee must be received the week prior to the preferred testing date.


November 7, 14, 21, 29
December 5, 12


January 9,23,30

How should I prepare for the exam?

Please visit the MAT homepage to download the MAT Candidate booklet, Official MAT Practice Test, and the MAT Study Guide.

What should I bring on the day of the test?

Your driver’s license or other valid photo ID. No cell phones, bags, backpacks, purses, etc. are allowed in the testing room.

How long does it take to get the results?

Unofficial score reports are available at the end of the testing session. The official score report with MAT scores and a list of recipient schools indicated at the time the test was taken will be mailed to you approximately 10 to 15 business days from the date that you take the test.

For more information on requirements for graduate admission, contact the Graduate Admissions Office: