Computer Requirements

With the University of Cincinnati online Master of Education program conducted 100% online, having the right hardware and software is essential. This is a list of the minimum and recommended specifications.

Highly Recommended Hardware:

  • 2.0 GHz Processor or higher
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB free hard drive space
  • 24X CD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Access (Cable Modem/DSL)

Minimum Hardware:

  • 1.0 GHz Processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 2 GB free hard drive space
  • 10X CD-ROM drive
  • Dial-up connection

Minimum Software:

  • Windows 2000 or greater (PC)
  • MS Office 2000 or greater (MS Office includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Internet access (broadband connection recommended)
  • Email address
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or higher (PC) / Mozilla Firefox 2.x or higher (PC/Mac) / Safari 3.0 (Mac)

Utilities:

  • WinZip (free download) for PC or Stuffit Standard (Mac Freeware)
  • Acrobat Reader (free download)
  • Virus Protection Software: McAfee/Norton Anti Virus

Plug-ins:

  • Java Plug-in (free download)
  • Quicktime 6.x or higher PC/Mac (free download)
  • Windows Media Player 9.x or higher for PC/Mac (free download)
  • Flash and Shockwave Player for PC/Mac (free download)
  • Windows Media Player (or Flip4Mac for Mac users)

Mac Hardware Requirements:

  • 400 MHZ iMac (minimum), 1 GHZ preferred
  • 218MB RAM (minimum), 256 MB preferred
  • 2 GB free disk space (minimum)
  • 24X CD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Access (Cable Modem/DSL)
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