Doctor of Audiology – Residential Students – Arizona School of Health Sciences minimum technology requirements

Updated for 2024-25

You are required to own a laptop computer for your coursework by the first day of orientation. Please note these are minimum specs, not recommended specs and that you can use only the Windows platform.

For students using Title IV financial assistance, the financial aid Cost of Attendance includes an allocation for this purpose. Title IV funds will be available after matriculation.

Doctor of Audiology – Residential Students are required to use Windows laptop computers rather than Mac laptops. This is because the majority of audiology software is not compatible with Mac computers.

Windows computer specifications

  • Operating system: 64-bit version of Windows 10 or newer
  • i5 Processor or better
  • 16GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi capability

Computer software

  • Anti-virus software such as Avira
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • When you receive your ATSU account information (This includes access to the portal and ATSU email.), you acquire access to Office 365. Please follow these instructions, if you choose to use your Office 365 account. Following graduation, your Office 365 account will be terminated. At that time you should either purchase a personal Office 365 account or move any files you need to save.
    • The suite of applications you receive with your GSuite for Education account contains Google Docs, Google sheets, and similar applications which can be used as a replacement for Microsoft Office.

Computer peripherals

  • A broadband internet connection (DSL, cable or other high-speed internet)
  • Webcam
  • Headset
  • Printer/scanner recommended but not required

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.