MSU holds campus-wide licenses for the following list of software.
Cost: In most cases, the campus-wide license allows MSU to provide the software at no extra cost, however in some the license allows the software to be offered at a discounted price much lower if purchased individually.
Availability: Certain licenses are not available to students and some are limited in number. Please see information under each for details.
- Adobe Acrobat DC Pro
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- McAfee Antivirus*
- Microsoft Office 365
- Read&Write Gold
- Spirion (formerly IdentityFinder)*
*LANDesk, McAfee, and Spirion are required to be installed on all MSU-owned computers. See MSU's Technology Management Standards for details on this policy.
MSU has a limited number of licenses available to MSU employees only for Acrobat DC Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Visit the Adobe Campus License page for more information on how to request a license.
Offices not covered by the campus agreement should contact Adobe directly to purchase Creative Cloud/Adobe products.
MSU employees and students may download Mathematica on university-owned and personal computers.
Visit the Mathematica software page for information and download instructions.
MSU employees and students may download MATLAB on university-owned and personal computers.
Visit the MATLAB software page for information and download instructions.
MSU employees and students may download McAfee on University-owned and personal computers.
To download McAfee on a University-owned computer:
Please contact the UIT Service Desk at 994-1777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download on a personally-owned computer:
Visit the McAfee software page for information and download instructions.
MSU employees and students may download Minitab on university-owned and personal computers.
Visit the Minitab software page for information and download instructions.
MSU employees and students may download NVivo on university-owned and personal computers.
Visit the NVivo software page for information and download instructions.
Office 2016 - MSU employees and students may download the Office 2016 suite of products on university-owned and personally-owned
computers at no cost. Versions for both Windows and Mac computers are available.
Project 2016 & Visio 2016 -MSU employees may download Project 2016, Visio 2016 on university-own computers (only) at no cost.
Please contact the UIT Service Desk for information on how to install.
MSU employees and students may download Read&Write Gold on university-owned and personal computers.
Visit the Read&Write Gold page for information and download instructions.
MSU holds a campus license for SAS that allows employees to purchase the software at a discounted price. Contact the UIT Service Desk to purchase.
Faculty can purchase SPSS using your purchase card or department index number from
On the Hub at this URL: https://estore.onthehub.com/WebStore/OfferingsOfMajorVersionList.aspx?pmv=ef59e1db-5e83-e711-80f3-000d3af41938&cmi_mnuMain=ed6ad73c-7bc7-e011-ae14-f04da23e67f6.
We are working with IBM to establish a process to allow students to download the software and will update this page when this process is ready.
In addition, the license allows for unlimited use of SPSS in all Student Labs across all MSU campuses in Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls and Northern.
Faculty will no longer renew SPSS through MSU, but directly at On The Hub each year, as applicable.
Please note, for Fall 2019, if you receive a warning that the software license will expire on 9/30, please disregard as IBM has assured us we have a 2-month grace period before any impact to you or student labs will occur. We anticipate having the needed work done long before November 29th.
Those using SPSS for any other reason can purchase the license directly from IBM at this URL:
Or you may contact our IBM rep directly:
Please make sure to provide:
* Full contact info
* Billing Address
* How Many Licenses
* What type of license structure
* Fixed Term or Perpetual
* What version
* Base, Standard, Professional or Premium
MSU holds a campus license for TechSmith Relay lecture capture that provides employees and students the software at no additional cost.
Visit MSU's TechSmith Relay page for instructions on accessing your TechSmith account, downloading the recorder, and using TechSmith Relay.