Computer Requirements

The University believes evidence of computer literacy is required to earn a credible graduate degree in any discipline. Technology also plays an important part in a student’s ability to communicate with administration, faculty, and fellow students. Accordingly, all students must have access to a computer with the minimum specifications set forth. Prospective students who do not have access to such a computer can contact the Admissions Office for assistance in purchasing a system.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Any modern internet connected desktop or laptop computer capable of meeting the below software requirements will be sufficient. While course materials are accessible to mobile devices, access to a desktop or laptop computer is required for completion of assignments and examinations. Some supplemental materials and activities will require a functioning audio device and speakers. Reliable and consistent access to the internet is required.

  • Intel® Celeron® 2.0GHz (or AMD® equivalent) Processor
  • 2 Gigabytes of RAM

Minimum Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows® Vista/7/8/10.
  • Microsoft Office® or comparable software
    (Must be able to create .DOC or .DOCX format files)
  • Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or Higher)
    (Available at no cost when downloaded from the Internet. Any modern browser will be acceptable. Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.)
  • E-Mail Capability
    (Available at no cost from various providers)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader®
    (Available at no cost when downloaded from the Internet)
  • (A Macintosh® environment may not be compatible with the School’s system and will not be supported by the School’s Technical Support. More Information.)

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