Computer Requirements

Software and Hardware Requirements***
Minimum Recommended
Internet Connectivity*** Broadband (Cable or DSL) Broadband (Cable or DSL), T1, DS3
E-Mail Capabilities

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

Mozilla Firefox 40.0

Google Chrome 44.0

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Mozilla Firefox Most Current Version

Google Chrome 44.0

Software*

Macintosh: MS Word 2011

PC: MS Word 2010

Anti-Virus Software – Updated Regularly

Macintosh: MS Office 2016 or higher

PC: MS Office 2013 or higher

Anti-Virus Software – Updated Regularly

Plug-ins (Free downloads)

Windows Media Player 12

Apple QuickTime 7.7.7

Adobe Acrobat Reader X

Adobe Macromedia Flash 18 Player

Java Runtime Environment 8 Update 51

Windows Media Player 12 or higher

Apple QuickTime 7.7.7 or higher

Adobe Acrobat Reader 2015 or higher

Adobe Macromedia Flash 18 Player or higher

Java Runtime Environment 8 update 51

Peripherals

Video Card and monitor capable of 1024 x 768 pixel resolution

Speakers & sound card

Video Card and monitor capable of 1024 x 768 pixel resolution or higher

Speakers & sound card

PC Requirements
Minimum Recommended
Processor 1 GHz or faster x86, orx64 w/SSE2 instruction set 2 Ghz Quad core x86, or x64 w/SSE2 instruction set
Operating System Windows 7 – Patched Regularly Windows 7 Or Later Windows Operating System – Patched Regularly
RAM 2 GB 8 GB or higher
Browser** (only 1 needed)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

Mozilla Firefox 40.0

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher

Mozilla Firefox Most Current Version

Macintosh Requirements
Minimum Recommended
Processor 1 Ghz or faster 64-bit 2 GHz dual core or faster 64-bit
Operating System OS X 10.6 – Patched Regularly OS X 10.10 or higher – Patched Regularly
RAM 2 GB 4 GB or higher
Browser** Most Current Versions Most Current Versions

*Specific courses or programs may have additional requirements. **Other browsers and platforms may perform adequately, however they are not supported by Pacifica’s support technicians. ***Pacifica Graduate Institute urges students involved in any online programs to conform to our recommended system configuration.