Install MATLAB on macOS


MATLAB is a programming and numeric computing platform used by millions of engineers and scientists to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.

Find more information here.

Capabilities, Benefits, and Key Features

  • Data Analysis
  • Graphics
  • Algorithm Development
  • App Building
  • Using MATLAB with Python, C/C++, Fortran, Java, and other languages
  • Connect MATLAB to hardware
  • Parallel Computing
  • Web and Desktop Deployment
  • MATLAB in the Cloud

Limitations / Technology Requirements

Operating System:

  • macOS Big Sur (11)
  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)

Processors: Minimum of any Intel x86-64 processor

Disk: Minimum of 3.4 GB of HDD space for MATLAB only, 5-8 GB for a typical installation (a full installation of all MathWorks products may take up to 29 GB of disk space)

Ram: Minimum of 4 GB, 8 GB recommended

What can I expect?

  • Support TierTier 1 - Best Effort: While approved for use there is no institutional support for the application. IT Help would make an effort to assist using general technical knowledge. If unable to do so, the user would need to resolve the issue on their own or contact a commercial vendor for assistance. 

  • Acquisition ModelDirect Download: Software is downloaded to a local computer and installed to run from that specific device.

  • Licensing ModelSite license: Miami has negotiated terms that allow for all current students and instructors to use the application.

  • Authentication ModelIndependent Registration: The user is required to create an account individually with the application vendor.

Who may use it?

Students, faculty, and staff may download and install MATLAB on their personally owned computers.

How do I get started?

Installation of MATLAB is completed through Miami University's MATLAB portal 

MATLAB Online is also available to use once you have a MathWorks account


  1. Click Get Started.
  2. Click Sign in to get started on the Miami University MATLAB portal
  3. Enter your Miami credentials if prompted
  4. Click Sign In to sign in to your MathWorks account
    • If you don't have a MathWorks account you will be prompted to create one
      • Use your Miami email address in the format of
  5. Click the button to download the latest release e.g. R2020a
    • Previous releases are also available
  6. Click the button for the OS type of your computer the installer will download
  7. Find the downloaded file and open it to start the install
  8. When prompted enter your MathWorks email address in the format and click Next
  9. Enter your MathWorks password and click Sign In
  10. Accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next
  11. Select the License MATLAB (Individual)  and click Next
  12. Enter your details to Confirm User and click Next
  13. Confirm the destination folder and click Next
  14. Confirm the products for installation and click Next
    • By default, all products licensed to Miami University will install
  15. Confirm option and click Next
  16. Confirm selection and click Begin Install

Is there a charge to me or my department?

No, no charge is incurred.

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