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Hardware Requirements for All Students

To enroll and participate in classes online, you must use a desktop computer or laptop (PC or Mac) with at least 8 GB of random access memory (RAM) and 120 GB of free hard-drive space (additional space may be needed for course-related files).*

Because online learning tools at Purdue Global are mobile responsive, students may use mobile devices such as tablets (e.g., iPad), mobile phones, and notebook computers (e.g., Chromebooks) to perform some academic activities and thereby supplement the use of a desktop computer or laptop. However, a desktop computer or laptop must remain your primary device for studies at Purdue Global.

Please note that to install and use mobile apps for your studies at Purdue Global, your mobile device must meet the apps’ hardware, storage, and data requirements. Data rates may apply; check with your mobile service provider.

Additionally, all students must have access to a computer with a built-in microphone and webcam or an external headset with a microphone and an external webcam.

Internet Access

  • High-speed Internet connection with a minimum bandwidth of 8 Mbps upload/download speed

Software Requirements for All Students

Please see the below software requirements for online classes:

Desktop Support

Operating System

System Recommended Minimum
Microsoft Windows 10 (version 1809) Windows 7 (SP1)*
Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave macOS 10.12 (Sierra)

*Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. View additional information.

NOTE: Release candidate versions are not supported. Local administrative privileges to the operating system may be required.

Web Browser

Browser Recommended Minimum
Google Chrome Latest N/A
Mozilla Firefox Latest Latest
Apple Safari Latest 7 or 8
Microsoft Edge Latest N/A

Tablet and Mobile Support

Device Operating System Browser Supported Browser Version(s)
Android™ Android 5.0+ Chrome Latest
Apple iOS® Safari, Chrome The latest minor or point release of the most recent two major versions of iOS. Examples: iOS 10.3.2 is supported but not 10.2.1. iOS 9.3.5 is also supported but not 9.0.2.
Windows Windows 10 Chrome, Firefox, Edge Latest of all browsers, except Microsoft Internet Explorer (not supported) and Firefox ESR

Productivity Software

All students are required to have Microsoft Office 2010 or a more recent version such as Microsoft Office 365, which is available as a free, renewable subscription to active, enrolled students at Purdue Global. Students can access Microsoft Office 365 from the OnTheHub software store found on the Student Store & Discounts page in Purdue Global Campus. Note that if you are purchasing Microsoft Office for the first time, you may have to purchase Office 2010 or 2013, in which case you may also need to purchase an upgrade for your operating system.

Software Recommended Minimum
Microsoft Office 2016 or 365 2010

A current version of the following software

Adobe Reader Free Download
Oracle Java Free Download