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Hardware, Software and Technical Requirements

The online Master's in Education degree is offered via the Internet utilizing progressive technology to enhance course delivery, instruction and your learning. Therefore, it is recommended that all students entering the online program have consistent access to both hardware and software capable of supporting their learning. By ensuring that your computer setup meets the following recommendations, you will have a more successful and enjoyable learning experience.

Due to the rapid changes in technology, we recommend that if you are considering just upgrading your computer system, you weigh the costs and benefits of purchasing a new system. If you have any questions as to the viability of your current configuration for the online program, please feel free to contact us at onlinelearning@spu.edu.

PC Recommended Hardware

  • Pentium Dual Core, Pentium Core 2 Duo, Pentium i7 or equivalent AMD
  • 2GB RAM for Windows XP or 4GB RAM for Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • 256MB Video Card thatís DirectX10 compatible
  • Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Sound card
  • Speakers
  • Broadband connection (i.e. cable, DSL)
  • Internet service provider with web and email access

Macintosh Recommended Hardware 

  • 1.67 gHz G4
  • 512 MB RAM recommended
  • Millions of colors (24/32 Bit) at 1024 x 768 resolution
  • OS X 10.3 and higher
  • Speakers (Optional if built-in speakers are adequate for listening to audio)
  • Broadband connection (i.e. cable, DSL)
  • Internet Service Provider with web and email access

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