GSBS Personal Computer Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Recommended System Specifications

PC and MAC


Processor Intel Core i5 or Higher
Wireless Card 802.11AC 5GHz
Hard Drive 250GB+ Solid State Drive


Operating Systems

Windows 10
Mac OS X (12 or Greater)

Productivity Software
Microsoft Office365

Instructions on Setting up Office365

 Peripheral Software
Adobe Reader

Important Notes

  • Tablet devices (Such as iPads and Android based tablets) can be used to access some course content but will not substitute the need for a laptop. This does not apply to tablets running full versions of Windows 10, such as the Microsoft Surface devices. 
  • All students are required to have broadband Internet access for online learning content. (Cable, DSL, etc...)
  • Dial-up and Mobile hot-spots provided by cellular providers are not recommended
  • Internet Explorer is not recommended. Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome, and updated versions of Microsoft Edge are stable alternatives
  • Headphones may be required for certain class assignments
  • Webcams are becoming increasingly useful, even if not fully required by the Graduate School. Most laptops will have sufficient built-in webcams but for desktop users an external webcam would be beneficial.
  • The TTUHSC now has license agreements with Box and Zoom. Both are fully compatible with Windows 10, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS operating systems. 
    • To request a Box account please visit the TTUHSC IT Box webpage
    • To request a TTUHSC Zoom account please contact the IT Solution Center at (806)743-1234