Chatham University

Graduate Laptop Requirement

All Chatham University Health Sciences, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Architecture part-time and full-time graduate students will be required to provide their own laptop or mobile workstation computer. Each program will have a hardware minimum required spec that will need to be met.

Financial aid options will be available for assistance in purchasing the laptop or mobile workstation. If a student plans to use existing equipment, they must make sure that the computer meets the minimum specs set by their graduate program and be able to run any software required by that program.

For more information please take a look at the frequently asked questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Does my program require a laptop?
  2. What type of laptop should I bring?
  3. Where can I purchase my laptop?
  4. Where can I purchase the required software?
  5. Can I use my existing laptop?
  6. What kind of technical support does Chatham offer?
  1. Does my program require a laptop?

    All full-time and part-time graduate students entering one of the following programs: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Interior Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture, or Master of Physician Assistant Studies, are required to provide a laptop or mobile workstation computer and software that meets their program’s requirements.

  2. What type of laptop should I bring?

    Each program has its own set of hardware and software requirements. To see the exact laptop or mobile workstation requirement for your program visit the Laptop Requirement by Program page.

  3. Where can I purchase my laptop?

    Laptops can be purchased at any retail store or bought directly from the vendors at these links:

  4. Where can I purchase the required software?

    Each year Chatham enters into a campus agreement with Microsoft. This agreement gives students and faculty the ability to purchase Microsoft Office 2013 Professional media for $20.00. Microsoft operating system upgrade media are also available for $20.00.

  5. Can I use my existing laptop?

    Students can use their existing laptop or mobile workstation as long as it meets the minimum specifications set by their program and is able to run any software required by the program.

  6. What kind of technical support does Chatham offer?

    Chatham HelpDesk can assist with virus scans and installing any required software.