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Wolfram Mathematica is a symbolic mathematical computation programming language used in math, computing, engineering, and other fields.

License Information

Current Version


License Type

University Site License

  • Mathematica Desktop and Mathematica Online are free for use to Mason employees and students.
  • Mathematica can also be used on research clusters and on distributed, or ad-hoc, grid environments. For details, please contact David Stevens at Wolfram Research via email at
License Effective Dates

Ends 7/31/22

Products Included

Mathematica (Windows)

Terms of Use


How to Access

This application is available in the following technology labs:

  • Computer Labs
    • Fairfax: Johnson Center, Room 342 & Innovation Hall, Room 301
    • Arlington: Van Metre Building, Room 211
    • Science and Technology: Katherine G. Johnson Hall, Room 250
  • This software is available online in the Citrix Virtual Lab.
Get Access to Mathematica Desktop and Mathematica Online

All users need to create an account. Skip this step if you already have an account with Wolfram.

  1. Create an account (New users only):
    1. Go to and select Create Account.
    2. Fill out the form using your email then select Create Wolfram ID.
    3. Check your email and select the link to validate your Wolfram ID.
  2. If desired, you may request access to Mathematica Online.
  3. Request an Activation Key for Mathematica Desktop.
  4. Select the Product Summary page link to access your license.
  5. Select Get Downloads then select Download next to your platform.
  6. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt.
Resources for Faculty
Getting Help

ITS may provide these software applications via Software Center, JAMF, or other end-point management systems. ITS staff may assist users in installing the application for supported operating systems. ITS staff have not necessarily received training on the application and do not support the functional operation of the application, but will refer users to self-support sites, Mason instructors, vendors, or departmental support when known.

Support Level

Level 2