Technical Requirements

In order for the New England College online Master’s Degree programs to run quickly and efficiently, your computer must meet certain minimum hardware and software technical requirements. If your system does not meet or barely meets the minimum requirements, the online learning software may run slowly or not at all.

  Minimum requirements for PC users: Minimum requirements for Macintosh users:
Operating System: Windows 98/2000/NT/XP Macintosh OS 9
or higher
RAM: 128MB
recommended
128 MB
recommended
Free Disk Space: 50MB (100MB
recommended)
50MB (100MB
recommended)
CPU Speed: 266 MHz (500 MHz
recommended)
Power Macintosh
or higher
Modem: 56K modem (DSL/cable modem recommended if your course is graphically intensive) 56K modem (DSL/cable modem recommended if your course is graphically intensive)
Sound Card
/Speakers:
Required for audio
presentations
Required for audio
presentations
Browser: MS Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator (Netscape not recommended; however, most features will work) Internet Explorer for Mac, Mozilla Firefox
Browser Plugins: Adobe Flash, Java, RealOne Player, Quicktime. Adobe Flash, Java, RealOne Player, Quicktime.
Software: Microsoft Office (recommended), Adobe Acrobat
Reader
Microsoft Office (recommended), Adobe Acrobat
Reader