IBM SPSS Statistics

SPSS is a statistical and data mining software package that allows you to analyze research data to make smarter decisions, solve problems and improve outcomes.

How to Obtain This Software


Stony Brook students can access SPSS at no charge from any of the TLT-managed SINC Sites on campus and the Virtual SINC Site,  or by direct download through Softweb

If students are interested in renting their own six or 12-month licenses, they can go to for special academic discount options. Academic verification is required, so students must use an email address when creating their account. Once their Stony Brook University academic affiliation is confirmed, students may rent and download the license that suits their needs. accepts PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for payment.


SPSS is available at no charge to faculty, staff, and students through the Virtual SINC Site, or by direct download through Softweb

Commuter Licenses

Commuter licensing allows you to use a temporary network license for SPSS on a computer that is not connected to the Stony Brook network.  Commuter Licenses are available for 7 days, but using the following steps, you can extended the Commuter License to 30 days.  This has been tested on Windows (PC) clients ONLY.

In Windows (PC) on the SPSS client, edit: "C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\22\spssprod.inf"

Change "CommuterMaxLife=X" to "CommuterMaxLife=30"

Check out your Commuter License for 30 days

Request Support

In order to ensure your request gets routed to the right group, all issues related to obtaining, installing or using this software must be submitted through the ITSM System.

Submit ITSM Ticket