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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Laptop Standards

All students beginning the Occupational Therapy (OT) program in 2016 must bring to campus a laptop that meets or exceeds college standards, developed to ensure compatibility with existing infrastructure and policy. New students attend a technology orientation and will be assisted with accessing the campus network, email, course materials, software downloads, and mobile device management. You will need a laptop at this time. Tablet computers are not sufficient at this time for use to complete all school-related work.

Hardware and Software Standards

Almost all required software is available to students at minimal or no charge. Students are highly encouraged to visit the CHP Software webpage. CHP IT will not be able to offer hardware repair for any student-owned laptops.

Unsure of your current hardware and software? Read How do I check my laptop specifications?

 

Hardware

Software

Windows

  • i-5 or i-7 processor
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 500GB Hard Drive (at least 2GB free)
  • WiFi 802.11 a/g/n or a/c
  • Access to DVD drive
  • Windows® 8 or 10 Professional recommended
  • Microsoft® Office Professional 2016
  • The capability to view and create PDF files
  • Virus protection software
  • Quicktime and Windows Media Player
  • Two web browsers, one of which is Mozilla Firefox®

Apple

  • i-5 or i-7 processor
  • 4GB RAM memory (8 GB recommended)
  • 500GB hard drive (at least 2 GB free)
  • WiFi 802.11 a/g/n or a/c
  • Access to DVD drive
  • OS X Yosemite® or El Capitan®
  • Microsoft® Office Professional 2016
  • The capability to view and create PDF files
  • Virus protection software
  • Quicktime and Windows Media Player
  • Two web browsers, one of which is Mozilla Firefox®












 

 

 

 

 

 

Students interested in purchasing a new Microsoft Windows® computer are encouraged to consider one with a Professional grade operating system and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip because these laptops include a native encryption application. All modern Mac computers include a native encryption application. Laptop models recommended on this page include those that can be ordered with these capabilities.

Suggested Laptop Models

Below are suggested laptop models for students considering the purchase of a new computer. Students assume all risk and responsibility when purchasing these models.

For more information or questions, email: chp-it-list@musc.edu. Page last updated 12/30/15.

 
 
 

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