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Accessing Program-Specific Information

Once enrolled in the Upstate Public Health Program, all students will be enrolled in the Upstate Public Health Program Course on Blackboard where you will find additional program-specific information, announcements and guidance. 

Technical Specifications for MPH Students

Students enrolled in the Upstate Public Health Program are required to own a laptop or computer. The computer should meet the following minimum specifications:

  • A Windows Laptop with at least a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 8Gb of RAM, 160Gb hard drive, wireless network ability and at least 13 inch screen. Windows 7,8 or 10.
  • A Macintosh Laptop with at least a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 8Gb of RAM, 160Gb hard drive, wireless network ability and at least 13 inch screen. OS-X 10.8Operating Systemor higher.
  • In most cases laptop computers less than 3 years old should meet the above minimum specifications with the possible exception of adequatee RAM. It is recommended that consideration be given to upgrading the computer's RAM to 8 Gb.

Tablets (iPad or Surface) are not supported and sufficient for student requirements.

Students will also be required to have access to:

  • Microsoft Office
  • SPSS - at minimum students will need access to the Base Package (available for purchase here with a student discount and in 6 or 12 month terms)
  • SAS for students in Data and Analytics Concentration only (provided by the University)

Upstate will provide students with anti-virus softwareupon request.

For information about the above recommendations, please contact Mr. Jeffrey Wessel at wesselj@upstate.edu

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