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Technology Requirements

At MCPHS, technology is meant to assist you in your academic journey, not hinder your success. To provide you with the most robust learning environment, we have identified a guideline for ensuring you have the best experience. Before the start of classes, please be sure to check our technology requirements below and ensure that your computer or laptop meets our minimum requirements. Additional software may be required by your course instructors and will vary by semester, so please be sure to consult your course syllabus at the start of each term.

PC

Specification Minimum Recommended

Processor

2.0 GHz Intel i3 or AMD processor

Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor

Operating System

Windows® 8

Windows® 10

RAM

4 GB

8 GB or higher

Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Firefox 41

Microsoft Edge 81+
Firefox75.0 (Auto-update turned on)

Internet Connection

Broadband (cable or FIOS/Fiber) – 25mbps download speed
Wireless 802.11n card

Broadband (cable or FIOS/Fiber) – 50mbps+ download speed
Wireless 802.11n/AC compatible card

Hardware

20 GB of hard disk space

30 GB+ of hard disk space

Software

MS Office 2013
Anti-virus software

MS Office 2016(free download through MCPHS Office 365 portal)
Windows Security Anti-virus software

Plug-ins
(free downloads)

VMWare Horizon View Client
Windows Media Player 12
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Flash Player 22
Java SE 10
VLC 2.2.4

VMWare Horizon View Client
Windows Media Center

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Flash Player 32+

Java SE 14
VLC 3.0.10
Blackboard Browser Checker

Peripherals

Speakers & Microphone or Headset
Webcam

Speakers & Microphone or Headset
Webcam

Macintosh

Specification Minimum Recommended

Processor

2.0 GHz Intel processor

Intel Core i5 or higher

Operating System

OS X (10.13) High Sierra

OS X (10.14+) Mojave or higher

RAM

4 GB

8 GB or higher

Browser

Firefox
Safari 11

Firefox 75.0 (Auto-update turned on)
Safari 13+

Internet Connection

Broadband (cable or FIOS/Fiber) – 25mbps download speed
Wireless 802.11n card

Broadband (cable or FIOS/Fiber) – 50mbps+ download speed
Wireless 802.11n/AC compatible card

Hardware

20 GB of hard disk space

30 GB+ of hard disk space

Software

MS Office 2011 or higher
Anti-virus software

MS Office 2016 for Mac (free download through MCPHS Office 365 portal)
Latest Avast Antivirus

Plug-ins
(free downloads)

VMWare Horizon View Client
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Flash Player 22
Java SE 10
VLC 2.2.4

VMWare Horizon View Client
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Flash Player 32+
Java SE 14
VLC 3.0.10
Blackboard Browser Checker

Peripherals

Speakers & Microphone or Headset
Webcam

Speakers & Microphone or Headset
Webcam

Helpful Information

Submit a ticket using the:
MCPHS Online Ticketing System

Off-campus access

Phone support:
Available 24/7/365
617.732.2170

E-mail:
helpdesk@mcphs.edu

Locations:

Boston
3rd Floor Tech Center
Matricaria Building

Manchester
Brant Building
Room 130

Worcester
19 Foster Street
2nd Floor