Licensed Software

The Licensed Software Office (LSO) negotiates and administers software license agreements with many vendors in order to decrease overall software costs to the University. The software can be purchased by U of T students, faculty and staff. However, depending on our agreement with the vendor, not all software is available to everyone.

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Notice Changes to Distribution of MATLAB for July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025

There is a significant change to the licensing of MATLAB software. The Licensed Software Office (LSO) will no longer be able to distribute MATLAB licenses when the current license expires on June 30, 2023. Members of the University Community will need to obtain licenses directly from MathWorks.

This year MathWorks is implementing a requirement that UofT integrate our institutional single sign-on directly with MATLAB licensing. MathWorks states the change is designed to allow unrestricted use of the software for all members of the University community, regardless of whether they are paying towards the license. This new model limits our ability to operate on a cost-recovery basis.

Since the cost of the site license closely matches individual license costs from the vendor, any decrease in license revenue may enable individuals to obtain it cheaper directly from MathWorks. MathWorks is fully aware of this issue, they understand that we will not proceed with the site license, and they remain committed to this course of action.

When the license expires at the end of June, Faculty, Staff, and Students will need to purchase the product directly from MathWorks. Please note that MATLAB and toolboxes are priced separately, and the license distributed by the LSO includes all toolboxes. For pricing information, please contact Cory Winter at / (248) 675-2610 or visit:

We understand that this change will cause inconvenience, and we appreciate your understanding during this transition.

Fix SPSS 29.0.2. Installation Media for macOS 14 (Sonoma)

SPSS is now supported on macOS 14 (Sonoma) with version 29.0.2. Purchases of SPSS after February 9, 2024 include this updated installation media for macOS. For purchases prior to that date, please download the installation media below and use the same activation key found in the digital goods for your purchase on A UTmail+ email account is required to download the instructions and file.

Buy Now SPSS for August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024

IBM SPSS for the August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024 license period is now available for purchase.

The product can be found on uSOURCE (UofT FIS) and (credit card) by searching for IBM SPSS Statistics 28 or IBM SPSS Statistics 29.



System Requirements for SPSS for Mac:

  • SPSS 29 is supported on 10.13 to 14.0.
  • SPSS 28 is supported on 10.13 to 12.0.
  • SPSS 27 and below are no longer supported.

System Requirements for SPSS for Windows:

  • SPSS 28 and 29 are supported on Windows 10.
  • SPSS 27 and below are no longer supported.

Buy Now SAS for July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

SAS for the July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 license period is now available for purchase. The cost for SAS 9.4 is $120. The license has a 30 day grace period and will stop working at the end of July 2023.

New license purchases can be found on uSOURCE and by searching for:

  • SAS 9.4 for MS Windows Workstation for x64 - New

NOTE: SAS 9.4 TS1M8 may provide an installation error and not launch properly on Windows 11 22H2 x64. Please see the document SAS 9.4 Hot Fix for Installation on Windows 11 22h2 x64.pdf attached to your order on to install the hot fix.


Renewal license purchases can be found on uSOURCE and by searching for:

  • SAS 9.4 for MS Windows Workstation for x64 - Renewal
  • SAS 9.4 for MS Windows Workstation 32-bit - Renewal
  • SAS 9.3 for MS Windows Workstation for x64 - Renewal

SAS 9.4:

Security Multiple SPSS versions with Log4j Vulnerability

Update February 14, 2022: IBM SPSS Statistics Modified Release 1 Fixpack 1 (version has been released and incorporates the previous interim fixes.

For versions 25, 26, and 27, new interim fixes were released by IBM on January 18, 2022 . If you have already updated to the latest fix pack or modified release in step 2 below then please proceed to step 3 to download the latest interim fix.

Please visit our SharePoint site at for Licensed Software Office hosted downloads. A UofT e-mail account on the UTmail+ system is required for login.

IBM has announced that their SPSS desktop and server software (Versions 25, 26, 27 and 28) on all platforms is affected by the Log4J critical vulnerability. This vulnerability would allow an attacker to take complete control of the host system allowing access to data and the possibility of installing ransomware. Please do not open your SPSS application until you have contacted your IT group to get confirmation that your affected SPSS files have been replaced.

Link to official statement: Security Bulletin: Log4Shell Vulnerability affects IBM SPSS Statistics (CVE-2021-44228) - IBM PSIRT Blog
Link to IBM instructions and downloads (requires IBM account creation):

Transition Full Transition To Online Purchasing

The Licensed Software Office has moved to online-only order processing and purchasing via or uSOURCE over the summer of 2019. The paper order forms are no longer available.

Software can be purchased and downloaded immediately afterwords online at:

Note: U of T faculty, graduate students, and staff who are off-campus must use UTORvpn to access