Install MatLab on macOS


Matlab is designed to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.


  1. Click the Download and Install button on this page to begin.
  2. Enter your Miami credentials when prompted to begin the download. The dmg will be saved to your Downloads folder. Do not power off your computer, put to sleep, or disconnect from the network until the download completes.
  3. Click on the downloaded file, located at the bottom of your browser window. The dmg file will open with the installer pkg and the activation key being visible.
  4. Press the Control key and click on the Matlab_R2019a_HomeUse.pkg file that was downloaded. Click Open from the short-cut menu. Note that the disk image contains a file named "Matlab Activation Key". You may need the activation code inside this file if you are creating a Matlab account for the first time.
  5. When prompted that this installer is from an "unidentified developer", click the Open button. The app is saved as an exception to your security settings.
  6. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. When the install finishes you may choose to either "Keep" the install files or "Move to trash".
  7. Press F4 to open Launchpad, locate and click "Matlab R2019a" to start the application.
  8. You now need to activate Matlab, by creating a Matlab account. On the first activation, screen select "Activate automatically using the Internet", and then click Next.
  9. Select "I need to create an Account" if this is the first time you have used Matlab, otherwise enter your Miami email address and Matlab password. Click Next.
  10. If you are creating a Matlab account for the first time, fill in all the text fields. It is important that you use your email address. The activation code can be found on the disk image in the file "Matlab Activation Key" or you can download the Matlab Activation Key. Open this file, then copy and paste the activation key (numbers only) into the text field. Click Next.
  11. Check your email for a message with a subject of "Verify the e-mail address for your Mathworks Account". Follow the link to verify your Mathworks account.
  12. Return to the Matlab activation window, and then click Next.
  13. Click Confirm to complete the activation process, and then click Finish.