Technical Requirements for Online Programs

If you should have any questions on our online graduate programs or even just technical requirements listed on this page, please get in touch. We will be happy to walk you through any details.  

Minimum Supported Hardware and Software

In order for you, as a student, to have the best possible experience, UNE has established the following technical specifications for what we can support:

Operating SystemOSX 10.13 or newerWindows 7 or newer
Processor2.4 GHz +2.4 GHz +
Memory4 GB4 GB
Web Browsers SupportedChrome and FirefoxChrome and Firefox

Not supported at this time:

While you may be able to complete coursework for your program using the hardware and software listed below, there is no guarantee that all aspects will function as intended:

  • Mobile devices and mobile operating systems
  • Linux-based operating systems, Chromebooks


  • Access to a computer and the internet
    • Hardware and internet connection may be incompatible in cases of employer-provided computers and networks, public computers, and public internet hotspots
  • Internet speed:
    • 1.5 Mbs upload and download required
    • Basic broadband (4 Mbs) recommended
  • Webcam
    • 1280 x 720 (1 megapixel) resolution recommended
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Microsoft Office
    • Free and available to students with their account via Office 365
    • Includes Microsoft Outlook for your email
  • Access to a scanner

Additional Requirements:

Students enrolled in any of the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions courses will also need the following:

Computer Proficiency Requirements

Although your instructor is there to support you, in order to comfortably participate and succeed in an online course environment, online students must have basic computer literacy skills and, at a minimum, have proficiency with the following: 

  • Using a keyboard and mouse
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Using common software applications including, but not limited to those found in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) or similar office suites such as Google Apps
  • Recording video presentations with your computer camera and microphone and uploading to video hosting services such as YouTube
  • Using a text editor (changing fonts, inserting links, using spell check, etc.)
  • Saving and retrieving files in different formats (.docx, .pdf, .pptx, etc.)
  • Installing and updating software
  • Selecting, copying, and pasting text
  • Accessing the internet using a web browser such as Chrome or Firefox
  • Resetting basic browser settings (clearing cache/history, cookies, etc)
  • Performing basic internet searches with appropriate search terms
  • Locating and copying web addresses/URLs
  • Browsing for files to attach and upload; extracting zip files



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Do you have questions about attending an online graduate school?

If you have any questions about coursework or program requirements, please speak to one of our enrollment counselors at the email or phone number below.