Computer System Requirements

All Systems

Global Learning uses a Digital Learning Center (DLC) for peer-to-peer and faculty-to-student interaction. Further, all Western Seminary degree students receive Office 365.  To optimize your study experience, we recommend the following system configuration.

  • Word processor able to write to Microsoft Word™ .docx format
  • High-speed broadband internet connection
  • Use of Microsoft of Office 365 programs


  • Windows™ 10 or Mac™ OS x 10.14 "Mojave" and above
  • 8th generation quad-core processor
  • 16 GB RAM (Recommended)
  • 60 GB Free Space - Internal HDD / SSD Only
  • 2560 x 1440 Screen resolution (Recommended)

Web Conferencing

  • Web Camera (High Definition)
  • Mic / Earphones Headset (Recommended)

If you have questions, please call the Global offices before enrollment in a Global course.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important Notes

  • Students should not anticipate using public wi-fi hotspots for course videos. The bandwidth is too limited and unpredictable to provide a good experience. We recommend that students invest in dependable, high-speed home Internet services to ensure the effective use of new online tools and systems. No student should expect to be able to start and complete a graduate-level seminary degree without the necessary resources.
  • Each student will be required to use a Western Seminary email address for seminary communications and identification purposes.