SPSS for Mac

Operating System Requirements

SPSS Statistics 27 supports macOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, and 11.0 on Intel and Apple M1 hardware

Install Instructions

  1. Connect your Computer to the Internet. This is required to authorize your license each time you launch SPSS
  2. Download the Mac Installation File to your computer's local hard drive from this  Microsoft One Drive Link: SPSS Installer Package

    If prompted, sign in with your TRU Microsoft 365 Account Credentials
    EX: (T00999999@mytru.ca and myTRU Password for Students or your @tru.ca Email for Staff & Faculty)
  3. Double-Click the downloaded Mac Installation File (.pkg) for IBM SPSS Statistics from the location you chose in Step # 2 to open the installer for SPSS
  4. You may be asked if you are sure you want to open the file. Click Open
  5. You may be prompted for your Computer Login or Administrator Password. Enter your Password
  6. In the IBM SPSS Statistics installer window, Click Continue to start the installation process

  7. Read and Accept the terms in the Software License Agreement window and Click Continue to proceed

  8. Acknowledge your Acceptance of the terms in the Software License Agreement by Clicking Agree when prompted

  9. On the Choose Install Folder Window, Select or Create a folder to hold the installation. We strongly recommend that you Choose the default location. Click Continue to proceed to the next step

  10. Click Install

  11. If prompted, Enter your Computer Login or Administrator Password and Click Install Software to proceed

  12. Wait for SPSS to complete installation. This process will take between 1 to 10 minutes depending on the speed of your workstation

  13. The Completion Screen should automatically open the License Authorization Wizard. You can Close the installer window after completing activation by Clicking on Close

    If activation doesn't begin automatically, Close the installer window and Open SPSS from your Application Launcher or Finder Window. Click Launch License Wizard on the Activate IBM SPSS Statistics Prompt that will appear if SPSS is not licensed and Proceed with Licensing SPSS

  14. On the Activation Window Click Next

  15. Select Concurrent User License and Click Next

  16. Type in the License Server: hungergames.bc.net for the license manager server name or IP address and Click Next

  17. Licensing will complete and display a status page. Click Finished to close the Licensing Wizard

  18. When you open SPSS, you should be greeted by a page like the first image below. If you see the second image, Click Launch License Wizard on the Activate IBM SPSS Statistics Prompt and Return to Step # 14.

    If you are unable to complete activation for SPSS, contact the IT Service Desk for assistance
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