Computer requirements

Many M State programs have specific computer requirements for enrolled students. Scroll down to find your program.

For programs without program-specific requirements, general computer requirements are listed below.
For all students, we recommend that your computer have a built-in webcam and microphone for virtual/distance classes.

General computer requirements

Windows 10 recommended

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

256 GB

RAM

4 GB required, 8GB recommended

Additional Information

Built-in video camera and microphone for online meetings

Administrative Support

Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 acceptable)

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

256 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

8 GB recommended; 4 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and...

Architectural Drafting

Windows 10 recommended

Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater

Hard Drive

256 GB or larger (recommend solid-state drive)

RAM

16 GB RAM or greater

Additional Information

Software The Microsoft® Office suite of products for Windows...

Architectural Drafting and Design

Windows 7 or higher

Core i7 or equivalent, 4.0 GHz or greater

Hard Drive

Required: 500GB with at least 128GB free disk space

RAM

16 GB RAM or greater

Additional Information

Software Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and...

Associate Degree Nursing

Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 acceptable)

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

Required: 500GB with at least 128GB free disk space

RAM

8 GB recommended; 4 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 and 7 acceptable)...

Business: Management, Marketing and Sales

Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 acceptable)

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

256 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

8 GB recommended; 4 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and...

Business: Marketing and Sales

Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 acceptable)

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

256 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

8 GB recommended; 4 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and...

Cisco Networking

Windows 10 Professional

Intel Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor.

Hard Drive

750 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Office 365 is available free to students. This...

Civil Engineering Technology

Core i7 or equivalent, 4.0 GHz or greater

Hard Drive

Required: 500GB with at least 128GB free disk space

RAM

16 GB RAM or greater

Additional Information

Software Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and...

Computer Programming

Windows 10 Professional

Intel Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor.

Hard Drive

750 GB hard drive or larger.

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Office 365 is available free to students. This...

Construction Management

Windows 10 recommended

Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater

Hard Drive

Required: 500GB with at least 128GB free disk space

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8 GB accepted

Additional Information

Mac computers are not acceptable.

Cybersecurity (AAS)

Windows 10 Professional

Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater

Hard Drive

750 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Office 365 is available free to students. This...

Cybersecurity (Certificate)

Windows 10 Professional

Intel Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor.

Hard Drive

750 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Office 365 is available free to students. This...

Drafting and 3D Technologies (AAS)

Windows 10

3.0+ GHz processor

Hard Drive

256 or greater solid state drive (SSD)

RAM

16 GB or greater

Additional Information

Laptop computers are required. Apple/Mac products are not...

Drafting and 3D Technologies (Diploma)

Windows 10 recommended

Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater

Hard Drive

Required: 500GB with at least 128GB free disk space

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8GB accepted

Additional Information

Laptop computers are required. Apple/Mac products are not...

Graphic Design (Certificate)

Latest MacOSX or Sierra (2017), El Capitan (2016)

MacBook Pro 13 or 15 inch, minimum 2.0GHz Intel Core

Hard Drive

256GB SSD

RAM

4GB minimum (most new Macs come with 8GB or 16GB)

Additional Information

Hardware Ethernet Network: Required Wireless Network: Wi-Fi...

Graphic Design (Diploma)

Latest MacOSX or Sierra (2017), El Capitan (2016)

MacBook Pro 13 or 15 inch, minimum 2.0GHz Intel Core

Hard Drive

256GB SSD

RAM

4GB minimum (most new Macs come with 8GB or 16GB)

Additional Information

Hardware Ethernet Network: Required Wireless Network: Wi-Fi...

Health Information Technology/Coding

Windows 10 required

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

256 GB

RAM

4 GB required, 8GB recommended

Additional Information

Built-in video camera and microphone for online meetings

Information Technology (AAS)

Windows 10 Professional recommended

Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor

Hard Drive

750 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Office 365 is available free to students. This...

Information Technology (AS)

Windows 10 Professional recommended

Intel Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor.

Hard Drive

750 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Office 365 is available free to students. This...

Medical Office Assistant

Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 acceptable)

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

256 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

8 GB recommended; 4 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and...

Practical Nursing

Windows 10 recommended (Windows 8 acceptable)

Intel Core i5 processor or higher

Hard Drive

256 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

8 GB recommended; 4 GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Microsoft® Office suite products for Windows and...

Web Design

Windows 10 Professional or higher or Mac with current

Intel Core i5/i7 OR AMD FX 8350 processor.

Hard Drive

750 GB hard drive or larger

RAM

16 GB recommended; 8GB accepted

Additional Information

Software Office 365 is available free to students. This...

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