Students enrolled in Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies division must have a desktop and/or laptop computer with reliable access to high-speed Internet. If you are taking an online course, it is expected that you will own a computer that meets the requirements below and that you have access to the Internet from your home. E-mail and Internet connections are a primary means of participating in courses and are thus necessary and significant contributors to academic success at Cornerstone. Please review your computer's specifications to determine whether they meet or exceed the minimum requirements listed below.
- Operating System: A version that is currently supported by Microsoft or Apple
- Computer Memory: >8GB is recommended
- Available Disk Space: >120GB
*Tablet devices, such as the Apple iPad, are great supplemental tools, but they do not meet CU's minimum technology requirements.
Microsoft Office 365 is available for free to all actively enrolled students at Cornerstone University (see the CU Portal for installation instructions).
Additional Requirements by Degree Program
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership & Development
Doctoral students are expected to complete capstone projects using mainstream quantitative or qualitative data analysis
software (SPSS, JMP, LISREL, Minitab, NVivo, WINKS). If a student knows how to use open-source software (such as R), he or she will be permitted to do so, but assignments and data analysis must conform to normative output, reporting procedures and criteria. Moreover, the student will be responsible for knowing and demonstrating mastery of the software program.
All Online Degree Programs
Select online courses include a requirement for live presentations conducted via the web (i.e., Google Hangout). A webcam, microphone and speakers/headphones will be required to participate in these assignments. When there is a live web-based presentation or online meeting required in a course, professors schedule the meeting(s) weeks in advance with multiple options so students can make the necessary arrangements to participate.