Master of Science

Master of Science students are required to have the following to meet the University of Florida College of Pharmacy computer requirements:

  1. Computer
  2. Headset


Recommended Hardware Minimum

  • High-speed, hard wired internet access
  • Laptop or Desktop Computer
  • Intel i3, i5, i7 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 80Gb Hard Drive
  • CD or DVD drive
  • USB port(s)
  • Sound card
  • Microphone Headset (see below)
  • 1024 by 768 resolution screen
  • Printer


Additional software may be required for individual classes.


A broadband internet connection, defined as Cable Modem, DSL, or Satellite, is required for all students including distance education.

Operating System

Operating System Recommended Edition
Windows 7 Keep Windows updated and patched.
Windows 8/8.1 Keep Windows updated and patched.
Windows 10 Keep Windows updated and patched.
Mac OS X Keep OS X updated and patched.


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A combined microphone (typically 3.55 mm plugs or USB) and speaker headset is required for personal use and in online settings. Quality, reliable headsets can be purchased at Best Buy or similar retailer for approximately $20-$30.

NOTE: We advise against using separate microphones and built-in computer speakers as the sound from computer speakers can be picked up from the microphone and cause feedback and distortions affecting other participants.