Some of the software available to department members

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Most Psychology department employees are eligible to use Adobe Acrobat Pro through our Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA).  Eligible department employees may install Adobe Acrobat Pro on up to two devices.  Home use is allowed.  If you would like Adobe Acrobat Pro installed on your computer, 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.  Students who purchased MATLAB between 9/23/2019 and 10/31/2019 are eligible for a refund.
  • 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Copies of MATLAB purchased individually through the Psychology department license are no longer valid as of December 22, 2019.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.


Faculty members who pay into the department license (approximately $350 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.


Sophos antivirus software is available through the IT Support Center. Department members may install and use it for free.


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.