COS Software Store

The College of Science maintains agreements with various software publishers to provide software for its computer labs as well as for its faculty, staff, and students. Students currently enrolled in COS courses are eligible to receive, via the COS Software Store, a variety of software applications at no cost for use in their academic endeavors. This includes many of the same applications used in COS courses. All students currently enrolled in COS courses are eligible for the program, regardless of his/her major, as long as he/she is currently enrolled in at least one COS course.

We currently hold agreements with Microsoft (Imagine Premium) and VMWare (VMWare Academic Program). Imagine provides many of Microsoft’s application development tools — such as Visual Studio — to any student for free; our Imagine Premium agreement expands the tools available to our students to include Windows operating systems, Visio, Project, and more. Unfortunately, Imagine does not include the core Microsoft Office applications — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. The VMWare Academic Program includes VMWare applications such as Workstation and Fusion.
Software available through the COS Software Store
Microsoft (Imagine)
  • Visual Studio
  • Visio
  • Project
  • Access
  • Windows
  • Workstation
  • Player
  • Fusion
  • eLearning

Accessing the Software Store

Eligible students may access the Software Store via the link at the bottom of this page or via its address — Students will be sent to the Marshall Single Sign-on portal to enter their MUNET account information. This is the same account used to log on to campus computers and to resources like myMU and MUOnline. Once authenticated, eligible students will be sent to the Software Store and will be able to place orders for software.

If you are currently enrolled in a College of Science course and are unable to access the COS Software Store, please contact the College of Science IT Center at for assistance. Please include your MUNET username and your COS course(s) with your request.

Order Eligibility

Each account is eligible to order only one (1) of each product offered. In cases where there are multiple versions of a given product (e.g. 32-bit and 64-bit versions), each user is typically eligible to order only one version of the product. A user’s eligibility for a version of a product can be viewed on the detail page for the product/version.

Microsoft products purchased through the Software Store can generally be kept as long as desired for academic or educational use. However, VMWare products will only remain valid for 12 months. An account will be eligible to order a product again 12 months after the previous order. Accounts must be active to place orders.

Browsing and Ordering Software

The quickest way to find a particular application is to use the Product Search near the top of each page in the Software Store. You can also browse the available software by publisher. Microsoft software is listed under “Imagine Premium” and VMWare software is listed under “VMWare”. Upon finding a desired application, clicking on its listing will bring up a detail page with purchase options.

During the check out process, the customer will be presented with any license agreements for the product(s) in his/her cart. He/she must accept the agreement(s) in order to complete the purchase. After accepting the agreement(s), the customer will be presented with a summary of the order; he/she must click the “Proceed with Order” button on this page to complete the order.

Upon completing an order, a receipt will be displayed. The receipt will show a summary of the order, a “Start Download” button, and serial numbers for products that require one. The download button will bring up instructions for downloading the disc image(s) and/or installer(s). The serial number(s) will be listed in red and are unique to the customer’s order. A summary of the order is also sent to the customer’s registered email; however, this summary does not include download information or the serial numbers. That information can be found by following the link in the email or visiting the “Your Account/Orders” link in the Software Store.

Questions and Support

This page contains answers to many common questions regarding the COS Software Store. If you still have questions, you can ask your COS professor or contact the College of Science IT Center at


Enter the COS Software Store

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