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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

Varies by product

License Type

University Site License

  • Mathematica Desktop, Mathematica Online, Wolfram|Alpha Pro, and Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition are free to use for Mason faculty, staff, and students.
  • Mathematica can also be used on research clusters and on distributed, or ad-hoc, grid environments. For details, please contact Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research via email at
License Effective Dates

Through 7/31/26

Products Included

Mathematica (Windows, macOS, Linux), Mathematica Online, Wolfram|Alpha Pro, Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition

Terms of Use

Mathematica Desktop: Faculty, staff, and students can run as many local installations as they like on GMU-owned or personally-owned machines for the use or support of instruction and academic research.

Getting This Service

How to Access

This application is available in the following technology labs:

  • Computer Labs
    • Fairfax: Johnson Center, Room 342 & Innovation Hall, Room 301
    • Mason Square: 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

Licensing Access (Single Machine)

  1. Go to
  2. Type in your George Mason University email address and click Continue
  3. Click the link to download Mathematica for your operating system
  4. When prompted to activate through your organization (SSO), sign in with your George Mason University login (for details, see instructions:

(Note: The first time that you sign in using your school login, you will be prompted to link it to your Wolfram ID if you already have a Wolfram ID associated with your Mason email address.)

Licensing Access (Networks—for network administrators only)

  1. Go to
  2. Type in your George Mason University email address and click Continue
  3. Under the Mathematica Download link, click the link to request a network license key
  4. Fill out the form and click the link to access your new network license
  5. Download, install and activate MathLM on your license server by following these instructions:
  6. Download and install Mathematica on the client machines by following these instructions:
  7. When prompted to activate the product on the client machines, select “Other ways to activate” and follow these instructions to connect the product to MathLM:
Get Access to Mathematica Online

Licensing Access

  1. Go to
  2. If prompted to sign in, type in your George Mason University email address and select the option to sign in using your George Mason University NetID and password (Note: The first time that you sign in using your school login, you will be prompted to link it to your Wolfram ID if you already have a Wolfram ID associated with your Mason email address.)
Resources for Faculty
Get Access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

To access: sign in with your Mason credentials at

  • Commonly used among students to answer quick computations
  • Provides uniform access for all students, regardless of financial background, so all students have the same tools and opportunities for course work and academic research
  • No Computer Language knowledge required – “compute in your own words”
  • Features: step-by-step solution guides and students can upload spreadsheets and images for instant and thorough analysis of their own data
  • Useful for Chemistry, Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Biology, History, Language translation, and many other areas
Get Access to Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition

For more info:

To access: sign in with your Mason credentials at

  • Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition acts as a bridge between Wolfram|Alpha and Mathematica
  • Ask questions in your own words and build up to larger computations while needing to know zero syntax
  • Great for users with little to no computational background, but still want to code
Wolfram Early Professionals Program
What is it?

The Wolfram Early Professionals Program is intended for recent graduates or professionals early in their careers. Through this program, you’ll receive a free, six-month Mathematica Early Professionals License, so you can continue using Mathematica for both professional and personal use.

Program information:

Who is it for?

Individuals who have graduated within the past year

What do you get?
  • A free, six-month license for Mathematica on the desktop and Mathematica Online (can be used on a home or work computer), which includes complimentary updates and upgrades, and technical support
  • Ability to renew your license for up to 2 additional years at Home Edition pricing
  • Access to the Wolfram Early Professionals LinkedIn group
  • Discounts on special events, webinars, conferences, certifications programs, and more
  • Eligibility for nomination for an Early Professionals Innovator Award
How do I enroll?
  1. Go to and sign in with a Wolfram ID
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Tell Wolfram when and from where you earned your degree
  4. Provide your LinkedIn or link to your resume and your plans for the six months following graduation
  5. Add Mathematica/Wolfram Language as a skill on your resume and/or LinkedIn profile
  6. Join the Wolfram Early Professionals LinkedIn group (if you have a LinkedIn profile)
  7. That’s it! As long as you’ve graduated within the past year (or will be graduating with your final degree soon), you’re in!


Getting Help

ITS may provide these software applications via Software Center, JAMF, or other endpoint 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