Mercyhurst University

Technology Requirements

Students must have a laptop computer for use during the entire program of study.  Throughout the curriculum this will be required for testing and to access various electronic instructional materials and information.

The following is a list of laptop configuration recommendations for the Mercyhurst University Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

  • RAM - 4GB – 8GB+
  • Hard Drive – 250GB or higher
  • 802.11b/g Wireless NIC
  • CD-RW/DVD drive
  • Microsoft Windows 7/8 (Professional recommended)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word and PowerPoint recommended)
  • Antivirus Software
  • Service Plan - 3+ years

*Students electing to use Macintosh laptops must have full capability to run Windows programs (including Microsoft Office) and must meet the other specifications outlined above.

The registration of your computer and other devices for use on the Mercyhurst Network will occur when you first attempt to access the Internet on the Mercyhurst Campus at the beginning of each term. You will need your Mercyhurst Username and Password to complete the registration process.

Registration instructions and a list of approved programs, such as Anti-Virus programs, will be updated each term.