Department of Social Work

MSW Program Laptop Requirement

Effective May of 2012 all incoming MSW students will be required to have a laptop computer.

Laptop Purchase

  • The Computer Corner, part of UMD Stores, offers several "Laptop Specials" featuring extended warranties and competitive prices. Their toll free phone number is (866) 726-8631. Students may be able to get a tax break when purchasing a laptop on campus; contact Jim Kolar for details. Laptops may by purchased from any vendor, as preferred.
    Minimum Laptop Specifications:

    Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.5
    1.8 GHz processor (Centrino, Mac)
    Screen resolution 1024 x 768 minimum
    120 GB or larger hard drive
    2GB RAM
    10/100 Ethernet network
    802.11b g/n Wireless network 
    1 GB USB Flash Drive (to transfer files)

  • Recommended:

    3-4 year Service/Maintenance plan
    Accidental Damage Plan or Insurance

    ITSS's Computer Maintenance supports computer equipment from some vendors.


    CEHSP students can get the student version of SPSS for Windows or Mac at no cost.

    Financial Aid for Laptop Purchase
    All UMD students may include the cost of a personal computer in their Financial Aid request. Contact the UMD Office of Admissions for more information, at (800) 232-1339, or (218) 726-7171, or
    To determine if the cost of the computer can be included in your financial aid package, see the "Request to Include the Cost of Personal Computer" form at:

    Collegiate Technology Requirements
    UMD's Collegiate Unit Technology Requirements. Scroll down until you get to Education and Human Services Profession.

Requirements and additional information can be found on the CEHSP Web Site.




UMD Social Work Department

220 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812

(218) 726-8497
1 (888) 534-9734

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