IBM SPSS Statistics is a comprehensive set of data and predictive analytics tools. In addition to statistical analysis, data management and data documentation are features of the base software.

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Vendor Information: IBM Inc.


SPSS access methods listed below are for academic use only. If you need SPSS for administrative purposes, submit a Software Licensing and Distribution request through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required).

  • Northeastern-managed computers
    • Windows – Available on all ITS-managed lab and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers under Start > All Programs > Statistical and Computational > SPSS
    • Mac – All InfoCommons lab computers and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers can access it under Applications. Faculty/Staff must first install it from Self Service
  • Virtual: RemoteApp
  • Unmanaged Northeastern computers: Submit a Locally Installed Software request through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required)
  • Student personal computers: myNEU > Self-Service > Study and Course Resources > Software Downloads
  • Faculty/staff personal computers: myNEU > Services and Links > Faculty/Staff Services > Software Downloads

NOTE: SPSS license expires annually in June each year. Software on Northeastern-managed computers will renew automatically. Software locally installed will require user update with a new authorization code which may be found under Software Downloads in the text information for SPSS. (Software does not need to be re-downloaded/re-installed, but authorization code does need to be updated for new annual license each year.)

All users of Northeastern University-owned/-managed/-licensed computers, networks, systems and software, are responsible for being familiar with and adhering to the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP).

Updated October 2015