Install SPSS for Faculty

UTRGV is licensed only for SPSS version 28.

Installation Restrictions 

IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS®):

  • Can ONLY be used for University-related academic work or research
  • CANNOT be used in hospitals or clinics
  • CANNOT be used for University operational or administrative purposes (non-academic or non-educational)

To download and install on a University-owned computer on the University's network:

UTRGV Windows Computers - When off campus, connect via VPN.

  1. Windows computer: Search for and open the Software Center app.
    MAC computer:  Search for and open the Self Service app.
  2. Select IBM SPSS Statistics 28.* from the list of applications.
  3. Click Run.
  4. Click Download to begin the installation.
  5. Click Run.

UTRGV Mac Computers - When off campus, connect via VPN.

  1. Click the Launchpad icon.
  2. Open Self Service.
  3. Select SPSS from the list of applications.
  4. Click Install to begin the installation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you need additional assistance, while logged in to your University-owned computer, contact the IT Service Desk at (956) 665-2020 or (956) 882-2020 or start a chat session at

Personal computer:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click Help & Downloads on the top menu.
  3. Click on the SPSS folder
  4. Click the subfolder for your computer's operating system (OS).  SPSS is not supported for Chromebooks.
  5. Download the "SPSS 28 Instructions..." pdf and the SPSS28_***.zip file. 
  6. Follow the PDF instruction sheet to install and license the software.
    • NOTE: Installation code is included in the installation instructions, no need to call the IT Service Desk.

SPSS is also available for use on- and off-campus through the Virtual Computer Labs (vLabs).


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