College of Health Professions Student Laptop Requirements

The College of Health Professions requires all 2021 residential and online students bring a laptop to campus. Students should have a laptop that meets or exceeds the standards published by the College of Health Professions.

Hardware & Software Minimum Requirements

These standards help students have maximum productivity and the least number of issues with MUSC systems and services. If you are unsure of your current hardware and software, please download these instructions and check your laptop. Find computer specifications (PDF)

Mac and PC laptop requirements for CHP students

Mac Requirements 

Windows Requirements

Apple M1, Intel i5, i7
RAM - 8GB -16GB
Hard Drive - 500GB
Wi-Fi - 802.11 b,a,g,n,ac,6
Webcam (built in or external)

Intel i5, i7
RAM - 8GB -16GB
Hard Drive - 500GB
Wi-Fi - 802.11 b,a,g,n,ac,6
Webcam (built-in or external) 

OSX Big Sur
Microsoft Office 365
Acrobat viewer
Virus protection - Malwarebytes
VLC Player
Firefox and Chrome
Examplify - Testing Software

Windows 10
Microsoft Office 365
Acrobat viewer
Virus protection - Malwarebytes
VLC Player
Firefox and Chrome
Examplify - Testing Software

Microsoft office is available for FREE to enrolled CHP students (NetID and password required).
For incoming students, you can NOT download until you have your MUSC NetID.

Exam Testing Requirements

Some programs require a privacy screen for laptops during all exams please check this requirement with your program. To find a privacy screen, you can search Amazon.

Most CHP programs use ExamSoft testing software. View ExamSoft hardware requirements. ExamSoft only supports Mac, Windows, and iPad operating systems. Examplify will not run on Chrome, Android, or Linux. Please check this requirement with your program. Purchase laptops from the MUSC.

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