Computer Requirements

Having the right hardware and software is essential for success in the online Master of Health Administration or graduate certificate programs. Below is a list of the minimum and recommended specifications.

Highly Recommended Hardware (PC) Highly Recommended Hardware (Mac)
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Video card with 128 MB memory
  • 100 GB hard drive
  • 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Broadband Access (Cable Modem/DSL)
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Printer, or access to a printer
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Video card with 128 MB memory
  • 100 GB hard drive
  • 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Broadband Access (Cable Modem/DSL)
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Printer, or access to a printer
Minimum Hardware (PC) Minimum Hardware (Mac)
  • 2.4GHz Pentium IV Processor computer
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB for Vista or Windows 7)
  • Video card with 64 MB memory
  • 40 gigabyte hard drive
  • 32x CD Rom Drive
  • Broadband Access (Cable Modem/DSL)
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Printer, or access to a printer
  • Dual 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Video card with 64 MB memory
  • 60 gigabyte hard drive
  • 32x CD Rom Drive
  • Broadband Access (Cable Modem/DSL)
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Printer, or access to a printer
Minimum Software Other Requirements and Recommendations
  • Windows XP
  • MS Office 2007 or greater (includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or higher (Mac or PC), Internet Explorer 7 or higher (PC)
  • WinZip for PC or ZipIt (a shareware product) for Mac
  • Virus Protection Software: McAfee/Norton
  • Flash Player – latest version
  • Java – latest version
  • Windows Media Player – latest version
  • Broadband Internet connection
    (If broadband is not available in your area, a dialup modem may be used. However, please note that a dialup connection will severely degrade the quality of your experience.)
  • Email address
  • Wireless Card*
  • Webcam with microphone

    *If using a laptop, a wireless card is recommended for accessing the Internet outside the home setting.

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