Some of the software available to department members

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud includes Adobe applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat Pro. Adobe Creative Cloud is available for enrolled students (excluding Extension students), faculty, and paid staff. For more information about downloading and installing Adobe Creative Cloud, please visit the IT Services knowledge base. For help with Adobe Creative Cloud, please submit a helpdesk request.


MATLAB is now provided through Software Central. This version of MATLAB includes all toolboxes. For help downloading or installing MATLAB, please submit a helpdesk request.

  • MATLAB is now free for students.
  • For the time being, MATLAB is also free for department employees, though employees will be expected to pay for MATLAB licenses in the future (costs/timelines TBD).  We expect the new cost model to be significantly cheaper than what we have paid for MATLAB in the past.

Copies of MATLAB purchased individually through the Psychology department license are no longer valid as of December 22, 2019.  After that date, please download and activate MATLAB according to these instructions.

Microsoft Windows and Office

Most Psychology department employees are covered for Windows and Office use under our MCCA agreement. Current versions of Windows and Office can be installed by the Psych IT helpdesk staff. Home use is allowed. If you would like Windows or Office installed on your computer, please submit a helpdesk request.

The following versions of MS Office are available for your use.

Microsoft Office Professional Plus

​This is a locally installed version of Microsoft Office for Windows and macOS. This includes a suite of applications such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

​Microsoft O365

Office 365 (O365) is part of Enterprise Messaging. It is a subscription-based online version of the Office platform that pairs web-based Office applications with cloud storage. O365 has unlimited mailbox quotas, greater redundancy, Office Web Apps, One Drive for Business, Skype for Business, and many other features. If you have a departmental e-mail you can logon and access Office 365 from the Enterprise Messaging O365 page

​Microsoft O365 Professional Plus

This an additional license on top of your Microsoft O365 that will allow you to activate Office applications on mobile and tablets. 


Faculty members who pay into the department license (approximately $200 per year) may have one or more Qualtrics accounts which gives them the ability to run unlimited surveys. Please submit a helpdesk request if you would like to purchase one of the licenses from the department license pool.


Individuals can purchase SPSS licenses for themselves or their labs as follows:

VPN (available from IT Services)

Members of the UCLA community may use the Virtual Private Networking utility available from IT Services.  The VPN utility will give faculty, staff, and students access to departmental computing resources and publications/journals from the UCLA Library.