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MATLAB for Students

Mathematica LogoMathWorks MATLAB software is the tool of technical inspiration -- in the classroom and throughout the industry. With MATLAB and Simulink skills, students have a brilliant future.

MATLAB is available to all Texas State students, free of charge (Windows and Mac).

Texas State faculty and staff who wish to purchase MATLAB for use on a Texas State-owned computer (and personal computer) should send an e-mail request to

For more information on the MathWorks Software student program, visit the MathWorks - Adademia website.

Before You Begin

  • MATLAB is offered free of charge to all current Texas State students.
  • A student NetID, e-mail address, and password are required.
  • This software must be installed on personal computers only.
  • Students will be required to create an account on the MathWorks website to obtain this software.

Note: This version of MATLAB is for Texas State student use on personal computers only.

If you have questions about these prerequisites, please contact the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) before proceeding.

Installation Instructions

  1. Go to
  2. Create a MathWorks Account (with your Texas State email address).
  3. Check your BobcatMail inbox for an email from
  4. In the email, click Verify your email.
         A new window will open to the MathWorks registration page.
  5. Create a username and password.
  6. In the Associate Your Account to a License, enter the Activation Key.
        (Students only - get the key here).
  7. On the MathWorks Account page, click Download Products.
  8. Download and install the software onto your personal computer.