How to Access This Software

MATLAB is available for Mac OS X (10.7.4 and later) and Windows 64-bit systems (Windows Vista and later)

NOTE: The MATLAB program is very large and should only be downloaded using a high-speed Internet connection.

MATLAB R2017a for Windows

NOTE: As of the r2016a version of MATLAB, the vendor, Mathworks, is no longer producing a 32-bit version of the software.

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MATLAB R2017a for Mac

Download for Faculty/Staff

Download for Students

In order to successfully install MATLAB, you will need the USC license key. Click the button below to download this key:

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Download Student License Key

For instructions on installing this software, please see the following pages:

NOTE: You will need to reactivate your MATLAB software license every year on January 31. Please see the Reactivating Your MATLAB License page on the ITS website for instructions on how to reactivate your software license.

How to Use MATLAB

For additional information on MATLAB, including installation instructions and the products and toolboxes included in your MATLAB download, see

MATLAB in the USC Computing Centers

MATLAB is also available on computers located in the following USC Computing Centers:

  • Ahmanson Information Commons in Leavey Library (LVL Lower Level)
  • King Hall (KOH) 206
  • Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) B34

For information on accessing software in these USC Computing Centers, see

Remote Access through

This software is also available through ITS’s virtual desktop interface (VDI), For information on how to access applications through, visit

Who Can Access This Software

Faculty, staff, and students


MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive computing environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.