Technology Requirements

Fall 2017 Technology Requirements

Laptops that meet the technology requirements are available at the MSU Bookstore. Students may charge their laptop purchase to financial aid. See the flyer for more information.

 

General Requirements

On-Campus Courses

Laptop or tablet computer with an integrated front-facing webcam, HDMI output, speakers, and microphone

Distance Courses

Computer with Webcam and headset with microphone.

Chromebooks, Chrome OS devices, iPads, and mobile devices such as iOS or Android phones or tablets do not meet the technology requirements.

 

Windows PC (Preferred)

Operating System

Windows 8 or newer

Processor

1.6 GHZ or faster Intel i5

Memory

4 GB RAM or more

Storage

25 GB free hard disk space or more

Video

1280 x 800 resolution or higher

Browser

One of:  Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer

 

Mac **


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Certain courses may require the purchase of additional software for Mac computers

Operating System

Mac OS X version 10.10 or newer

Processor

Intel processor

Memory

4 GB RAM or more

Storage

40 GB free hard disk space or more

Video

1280 x 800 resolution or higher

Browser

One of:  Chrome, Firefox, Safari

Additional Software

Microsoft Silverlight 3 or newer

 

Additional Recommendations/Requirements

General

  • Windows-based PC (Recommended)
  • CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray Drive (Recommended)