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These are the general computing requirements for the master of applied data science.

You will need a Mac or PC computer that has 8GB RAM memory, a dual-core processor (64-bit), and at least 64 GB of available hard drive space

  • If you’re using a Mac computer, it needs to run macOS 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • If you’re using a PC, it must be running Windows 8.1 or later.

Additional Requirements for Live Sessions

  • A monitor that is compatible with your laptop (preferred)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Headphones
  • High-speed internet connection (We recommend a download speed of at least 5 MB and an upload speed of at least 10 MB.)

If you do not already own a laptop and wish to purchase one, the Carolina Computing Initiative through UNC-Chapel Hill offers multiple laptops and tablets at a special rate and payment plan. Students may view these options at the Student Stores CCI website.