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Available software for Ship students

There are many software packages available to Ship students on both university-owned and personally-owned computers.

On Campus

View a complete list of the software applications available in Ship's computer labs and public areas.

For Home/Personal use

As a Ship student, you may install the following software on your personal computer(s).

Desktop Emergency Messaging

Receive SUALERTs on your desktop or laptop computer.


Mathematica software is used by many courses in Math, Computer Science and Physics.


MATLAB (including all available toolboxes) is available to faculty, staff, and students for installation on personal computers.

Microsoft Office 365 for Students

Office is provided to all Ship Students for free via the Office 365 program. Available for PC, Mac, iPad and other mobile devices!


The NVivo qualitative data analysis software is available for faculty, staff and students to install on personal PCs and Macs.

Contact the Technology Help Desk WALK-IN LOCATIONS Student Help Desk: Lehman Library Faculty/Staff Help Desk: MCT 071 Phone: 717-477-4357 Fax: (717) 477-1427