Computer Standards

Each student must have a personal computer capable of running the necessary software and applications used in our curriculum. The standards listed below are the minimum necessary for a student to successfully participate in this online program. All computer related support, troubleshooting, and updates will be the student’s responsibility. Purchase of a service plan is highly suggested. Students eligible for federal financial aid may be able to increase their financial aid budget to cover the cost of a computer. Please contact the EVMS Office of Financial Aid for additional information at or 757.446.5804.


  • Processor: minimum dual core
  • RAM: minimum 4 GB
  • 60 GB SATA Hard Drive or greater
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768
  • Either an internal CD/DVD drive or an external USB CD/DVD drive
  • Wireless card that supports 802.11a/b/g/n (additional support for 802.11ac is preferred).

Operating System

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 (32 or 64 bit) Home Premium or higher is recommended
  • MAC OSX 10.8.x, 10.10.4 or 10.11 will likely work
  • (MAC operating systems are not officially supported at EVMS)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Standard Edition or Higher (can be purchased through EVMS at a reduced rate after enrollment).


  • PC: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9 and Mozilla Firefox
  • MAC: Safari versions 9.0.3 or higher and Mozilla Firefox
  • (Do not use beta versions of these browsers)