Technology Purchases


Before You Buy

All Marymount University students should consult with their schools before making a computer purchase so any school-specific requirements can be accommodated.

Consider the following questions before purchasing your computer:

  • Are you primarily writing papers and accessing the Internet?
  • Do you need to use your computer for programming?
  • Do you need to use your computer for multimedia work?
  • Will you be creating graphics, music, or video?
  • Do you need to burn CDs or DVDs?

Minimum Hardware Configurations:



CPU Intel 8th gen Core i5-8365u
or faster
2.3 Dual-Core or faster
System RAM 16 GB or more 16 GB or more
Hard Drive 500 GB Hard Drive at 7200 RPMs or a SSD/Hybrid 500 GB Hard Drive at 5400 RPMs or a SSD/Hybrid
Removable Storage 8X (DVD+/-RW) Drive Apple USB SuperDrive
Monitor 1366x768  or better Retina 4K
Video Card Inte, AMD, or NVIDIA Graphics 4 GB  RAM or better Intel Iris Graphics or better
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit Mac OS  Catalina or latest version
Network Card 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Wireless Network Card Built-in Wirless Network Card that supports both 2.4 ang 5.0 GHz Built-in Wirless Network Card that supports both 2.4 ang 5.0 GHz

Program Specific Requirements:

The following programs have specific technology requirements. Please refer to the links below for more information.

Interior Design
Traditional and Accelerated B.S.N. Students
  • Laptop Required


Highly Recommended Add-ons:

  • Anti-virus software installed and properly configured.
  • Three-year warranty (extended coverage from Manufacturer, Retailer, or AppleCare) and /or theft and accidental damage insurance.
  • USB Flash Drive (16-32GB recommended, etc)
  • Integrated Webcam (Skype, Google+ Hangouts, etc)
  • Backup Solution (Carbonite, CrashPlan, or External Hard Drive with 320+ GB)
  • Recovery Media or Installation Media for all purchased software.

Then, students should use the following links to obtain the necessary information before purchasing a new computer:

Dell Personal Computer Purchase
Student Software Discounts
Apple Personal Computer Purchase
Student CompTIA Security+ Certification Discount

Below are our technology requirements for the transitional DPT and OTD programs
All students in the transitional DPT and OTD programs are required to have a laptop or desktop.  Lectures are able to run on mobile devices; however, quizzes and exams must be taken on a laptop or desktop.
Minimum Requirements

Operating system:
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Intel Pentium
Hard Drive:
  • RECOMMENDED: 500 GB SSD (not required)
Free Disk Space:
  • 250 MB
Memory (RAM):
  • 2GB
  • Internal or External
  • Internal or External
  • 320x240 VGA Resolution
Internet Speed:
  • Upload = 0.2 Mbps
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • PDF Reader
Internet Browser:
  • Google Chrome
Mobile app (not available to be used for test taking):
  • Moodle Mobile

Last modified: 06/17/2020