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, go to myHelp and click on Software Licensing and Distribution to request an administrative license.

  • 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 myHelp Service Catalog
  • 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 September 2015