February 28, 2021
Mplus at a Glance
General Description
Mplus Programs
Version History
System Requirements
Mplus Demo Version
Mplus Web Talks
Short Courses
Short Course Videos
and Handouts
Web Training
Mplus YouTube Channel
Mplus User's Guide
Mplus Diagrammer
Technical Appendices
Mplus Web Notes
User's Guide Examples
Mplus Book
Mplus Book Examples
Mplus Book Errata
Mplus Examples
Special Mplus Topics
Bayesian SEM (BSEM)
Complex Survey Data
DSEM – MultiLevel Time Series Analysis
Exploratory SEM (ESEM)
Measurement Invariance
Mediation Analysis
Missing Data
Mixture Modeling
Multilevel Modeling
Randomized Trials
Structural Equation Modeling
Survival Analysis
Using Mplus via R
Mplus plotting using R
Chi-Square Difference
Test for MLM and MLR
Power Calculation
Monte Carlo Utility
Mplus Website Updates
Mplus Privacy Policy

Last updated: February 08, 2021

Latest News

  • Mplus Version 8.5 is now available. Mplus Version 8.5 includes corrections to minor problems that have been found since the release of Version 8.4 in November, 2019 and the following new features. Registered users who purchased Mplus within the last year and those with a current Mplus Upgrade and Support Contract can download Version 8.5 at no cost by logging into their customer account.

  • Effect Estimation with Latent Variables. Presentation by Bengt Muthén at the Data Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Virtual Opening Workshop on SEMs, DAGs, and Causal Inference, January 11, 2021. (View Slides)

  • New version of Mplus Web Note 21 with a new section 10 discussing 3-step and BCH methods for RI-LTA: Auxiliary variables in mixture modeling: Using the BCH method in Mplus to estimate a distal outcome model and an arbitrary secondary model.

  • Recent Advances in Latent Variable Modeling. Presentation by Bengt Muthén at the joint Stats/RMME colloquium, UCONN November 20, 2020. (View Slides)

  • New feature: Mplus Web Talks by Bengt Muthén. No. 1 is now available. Web Talk 2 coming soon: “Using Mplus to do Latent Transition Analysis and Random Intercept Latent Transition Analysis”.

  • New Mplus paper: A better way to do LTA - Latent transition analysis with random intercepts (RI-LTA). Accepted for publication in Psychological Methods. Scripts are available on our RI-LTA page.

  • New Mplus paper: Serang, S., Jacobucci, R., Stegmann, G., Brandmaier, A. M., Culianos, D., & Grimm, K. J. (in press). Mplus Trees: Structural equation model trees using Mplus. Forthcoming in Structural Equation Modeling.

  • New Mplus paper: Asparouhov, T. & Muthén, B. (2020). Advances in Bayesian model fit evaluation for structural equation models, Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2020.1764360.

  • New Mplus paper: Asparouhov, T. & Muthén, B. (2020). Bayesian estimation of single and multilevel models with latent variable interactions. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2020.1761808

  • New Mplus Technical Note: Random starting values and multistage optimization.

  • Pause During Mplus Analysis

  • Dr. Christian Geiser is offering online 3-day short courses, Introductory SEM with Mplus and Multilevel Modeling with Mplus. Introductory SEM with Mplus is available now. Registration for Multilevel Modeling with Mplus is now open and the course becomes available January 18, 2021.

  • Free Mplus workshops - Dr. Michael Zyphur has made available a free 3-day workshop held in July 2019 at the University of Melbourne. The workshop covers the new General Cross-Lagged Panel Model (GCLM) in Mplus. A second course will be offered sometime between Nov 25 and Dec 13, 2019. Additionally, a 5-day Mplus workshop covering various modeling topics, from basic correlation and regression to multilevel structural equation modeling and latent growth models in Mplus is available for viewing and download.

    Upcoming Mplus Short Courses

  • Multilevel Modeling: A Second Course On Demand, February 8-March 8, 2021.

  • Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus, interactive live stream, March 24, 2021.

  • Testing for Mediation and Moderation using Mplus, interactive live stream, March 25, 2021.

  • Multilevel Modelling using Mplus, interactive live stream, March 29, 2021.

  • Latent Growth Curve Modelling using Mplus, interactive live stream, March 30, 2021.

    View our Courses Page for more information on these and further courses.

  • Mplus Papers
    Using Special Mplus Features

    Mplus YouTube Channel
    Featuring Courses and Web Talks

    What Multi-Level Modeling Can Teach Us About Single-Level Modeling & Vice Versa: The Case of Latent Transition Analysis, Segment 11 - Outline, Mood example

    Mplus Web Talk No. 1, presented by Bengt Muthén. June, 2020. (Web Talk Slides)

    Recent Papers by the Mplus Team

    View a list of recent papers written by members of the Mplus Team.

    Mplus Web Training and Handouts

    Mplus Short Courses are available in the form of videos and handouts for 13 topics.

    Mplus YouTube channel presents web talks and short course videos.

    Mplus Demo Version

    The Mplus Demo version is available for download at no cost. The demo version contains all of the capabilities of the regular version of Mplus and is only limited by the number of observed variables that can be used in an analysis.

    Student Pricing for Mplus Version 8.5

    Special student pricing is available for Mplus. The student version of the program is identical to the regular version.

    Mplus Version 8.5 User's Guide and Examples

    The Mplus Version 8.5 User's Guide page contains html and pdf versions of the user's guide as well as input, output, and data for the Mplus User's Guide examples.

    Papers Using Special Mplus Features

    Papers using special Mplus features ordered by date and topic.

    Mplus Web Notes

    Mplus Web Notes is a vehicle for presenting information on Mplus analysis techniques.

    Mplus User's Meetings

    The Mplus User's Meetings page contains information and videos about past and future User's Meetings.

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