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:

Component PC Apple
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 1366×768  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 10 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.10 or later


  • Single core 1 Ghz or higher required; Dual-core 2 Ghz or higher (Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) recommended

Hard Drive:

  • RECOMMENDED: 500 GB SSD (not required)

Free Disk Space:

  • 250 MB

Memory (RAM):

  •  4 Gb minimum; 16 Gb recommended


  • Internal or External


  • Internal or External
  • 320×240 VGA Resolution

Internet Speed:

  • Upload = 0.2 Mbps


  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • PDF Reader

Internet Browser:

  • Google Chrome

Last modified: 01/11/2023