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: Microsoft Windows 10 or Apple macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or newer
- Computer Memory: 8GB is recommended
- Available Disk Space: 120GB
- Graphics Hardware: 128MB
*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 or recorded presentations conducted via the web (i.e. Google Meet or Microsoft Teams). 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 an asynchronous online course, professors schedule the meeting(s) in advance with multiple options so students can make the necessary arrangements to participate.