Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Minimum Technology Specifications for 2023 – 2024

You are required to own a laptop computer and iPad for your coursework by the first day of orientation. Although ATSU doesn’t require any specific model or brand of computer, below are the minimum specifications you will need. Please note these are minimum specs, not recommended specs and that you can use either the Windows or Mac platform.

For students using financial assistance, the financial aid budget provides $1,500 toward the purchase of a laptop and $1,000 toward the purchase of an iPad, insurance, and apps. You will not receive these funds until matriculation.

Windows computer specifications

  • Operating system: 64-bit version of Windows 10 or newer
  • i5 Processor or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi capability

Mac computer specifications

  • Operating system: Big Sur 11 or newer
  • i5 Processor or better (Intel-based Processor). The M1 processor is approved
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Wi-Fi capability

Computer software

  • Microsoft Office 2019 or newer
    • You can access Office 365 at no charge. Click here for instructions. Your account will be disabled upon graduation and you will need to purchase a personal account at that time if you want to retain your data.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account may not be used to substitute for MS Office.

Computer peripherals

  • A broadband internet connection (DSL, cable or other high-speed internet)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speaker (doesn’t need to be internal)


  • Hardware recommendations: iPad Pro, iPad 5th generation, iPad Air 3rd generation
  • Operating System: iOS 14. (Only genuine versions of iOS are supported). Students are not allowed to upgrade to newer iOS versions until notified by MOSDOH administration because of the testing application Examplify
  • 32 GB minimum
  • 3 GB of free space for software updates
  • iPad must not be Jailbroken.
  • ATSU also highly recommends that you purchase extended warranty and/or insurance on your iPad device to ensure you can quickly repair or replace your device should it be damaged/lost/stolen etc.  Click here for more details
  • Do you own an iPad but are not sure which type? Follow this short video to determine which iPad you own

Multi-factor authentication

All students are required to use multi-factor authentication (MFA).  You will be provided with information about configuring this along with your account information.

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