Matlab is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation. You can use Matlab in a wide range of applications, including signal and image processing, communications, control design, test and measurment, financial modeling and analysis, and computational biology. Add-on toolboxes extend the Matlab environment to solve particular classes of problems in these application areas.

How to Obtain Matlab

Matlab has been licensed for research purposes by research staff and faculty. Clients who purchase Matlab are responsible for the installation and correct use of the product, as well as understanding hardware and operating system requirements.

You can order a Matlab license by providing an ARC Chartstring which will allow you to download and use the software. Some departments and schools designate a liaison to act as a single point of contact for everyone within their organization to order licenses, install the software and who in some cases manage a lab server for that department. Please speak with your departmental liaison, if you have one, for assistance downloading Matlab.

If you don't see your school or department on the Matlab liaison list, please ask your departmental administrator, immediate supervisor, or department head to submit a request for individual license orders, bulk orders and all renewals. Please send an ARC chartstring along with the name and email address of the person(s) needing the license. Click here to submit an online request

New pricing for the 2017-18 License Period

Campus Licenses

For quantities of 1-9 - $355 per license

For quantities of 10 or more - $335 per license

CUIT Concurrent Licenses

Single licenses on the CUIT Matlab server: $370 per license

For quantities of 10 or more on the CUIT Matlab server - $350 per license

Departmental Concurrent License

Departmental concurrent license information will be available shortly.

  • One license is the equivalent of either one computer (laptop, desktop) or a single Unix processor.
  • The price is fixed and cannot be pro-rated.
  • The software will not run after the license expires.
  • To get the best possible results and avoid any risk of downtime, please be sure to purchase a renewal at least one month before your license expires.

License Validity Dates

Licenses are valid for a 1 year period: July 1 through June 30. Software will not run after the license expires.

License Options

The Campus License provides MATLAB for academic research and curriculum development. Faculty, academic staff, and SEAS students may install and use the Campus License on their personally owned computers on and off campus as well as in computing labs.


Documentation is available at MathWorks. Guides and other reference materials can also be purchased separately through third parties. System requirements  and technical support are available through the Mathworks Support website.

Additional Modules

Faculty, academic staff and students may purchase and maintain additional toolboxes for use with the Campus and Student options. For more information on how to add or maintain software for use with your license, please contact Ken Cleveland from the MathWorks directly at