• SPSS 18 for Windows
  • SPSS AMOS 18 for Windows
  • SPSS 17 for Windows
  • SPSS AMOS 17 for Windows
  • SPSS 16 for Windows, includes AMOS 16 (Expires September 30, 2010)
  • SPSS SmartViewer 16 for Windows (Legacy Viewer for SPSS Output generated by SPSS versions 16 and lower)
  • SPSS 18 for Macintosh
  • SPSS 17 for Macintosh
  • SPSS 16 for Macintosh (AMOS is not available for the Macintosh) (Expires September 30, 2010)


California State University, Long Beach participates in the CSU SPSS License [opens new window]. It is an annual subscription coordinated by the Office of Academic Technology. The SPSS license use agreement period is July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are eligible to install and use SPSS on their campus and home computers. This software can only be installed on personally owned computers used primarily for CSULB business in addition to university owned computers.

Software installation always requires administrative privileges of which you may not have on your university owned computer. Please contact your division, department or college technologist for assistance.


Students are not eligible to install SPSS on their personal computers. Students can use the software wherever it is installed on campus-owned computers such as the campus computer labs.

Students can lease or purchase SPSS through the University Computer Store [opens new window] or via the SPSS website [opens new window]. Before buying an SPSS student version, compare the lease options at e-academy.com [opens new window].

Key Features

Visit the SPSS website [opens new window] or the AMOS website [opens new window] to learn about its products and features.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for SPSS vary by operating systems. Note that SPSS 18 for Windows is the only version supported on System 7. SPSS 18 for Macintosh is the only version supported on Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Microsoft Windows

  • Operating System: Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32 and 64-bit), System 7
  • Processor: Intel or AMD x86 at 1 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM minimum
  • Hard Disk Space: 450 MB 
  • Monitor: Super VGA or higher resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher


  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
  • Processor: Intel processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM or more
  • Hard Disk Space: 450 MB
  • Monitor: Super VGA or higher resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Safari 1.3.1 or higher, or Firefox 1.5 or higher, or Netscape 7.2 or higher
  • Java Standard Edition 5.0 (J2SE 5.0)


  • Kernel or higher
  • glibc 2.3.4 or higher
  • XFree86-4.0 or higher
  • libstdc++5
  • Processor: Intel or AMD x86 at 1GHz or higher
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM or more
  • Hard Disk Space: 450 MB
  • Monitor: Super VGA or higher resolution
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Konqueror 3.4.1 or higher, or Firefox 1.0.6 or higher, or Netscape 7.2 or higher


SPSS can be downloaded from the Software Depot [opens new window]. The Software Depot steps are listed below.

  1. Log into Software Depot using your MYCSULB account and password.
  2. Use "Search by Product Titles" and select an SPSS product. When you download SPSS 18 for Windows, AMOS 18 and SPSS Manuals are included. When you download SPSS 17 for Windows, AMOS 17 for Windows is not included (separate download). Click Go button.
  3. Click "Add to Cart".
  4. Click "Check Out".
  5. Product and customer names should appear. Enter your email address as you will be sent a notification message. Click the Next button.
  6. Purchase Receipt screen will appear. Click "Secure Download".
  7. Click "Download Software". A security warning will appear - click Continue button.
  8. When asked if you would like to save this file, click "Save File".
  9. Select a directory to save SPSS and click "Save".
  10. Logoff of Software Depot.
  11. Navigate to the downloaded SPSS file and click to launch.
  12. "License Authorization and Software Installation" screen will appear. Click continue.
  13. Click "Launch Install" button and when ready, double click the SPSS "setup.exe" file to begin the installation.

The installation instructions shown below are organized by personal or network approach. Additional documents on network deployment are provided for campus technology staff.

Site License for Home and Personal Computers

Converting Site License to Network:

Network License for On-Campus Computers


Network installations with redundant servers will not require renewal products keys.

Network Deployment for On-Campus Computers

Push and Silent Installations:


Please submit questions, problems or suggestions [opens new window] regarding the SPSS license.