Interdisciplinary Programs

Quantum Science and Engineering

Quantum Science and Engineering - Ph.D., M.S.

Welcome to the Quantum Science and Engineering Graduate program!

Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) is a discipline focused on understanding and leveraging the unusual behavior of particles and excitations governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Leveraging this unusual behavior could lead to the creation of quantum computers that can perform calculations that are not feasible with classical computers, quantum sensors that can measure tiny changes not accessible to classical sensors, and quantum encryption that is unbreakable. Because of these exciting opportunities, there has been significant recent investment by both industry and the federal government to create larger scale devices that leverage the principles of quantum mechanics. Such quantum technologies are expected to be as transformational as the invention of the transistor. Our program is designed to train a “Quantum Workforce” with the skills needed to realize this technological revolution. 

The QSE program offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Most M.S. degrees include a thesis, but a non-thesis option is available.

The QSE program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester.  Use the "APPLY NOW" link to the left to start your application. If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please use the "INQUIRE TODAY" link to the left. We are also excited to share that we are waiving all application fees this year. When prompted in your application, please use code: QuantumatUD.

For application, please be prepared to submit the following materials:  

  1. Transcript
  2. A resume or curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of purpose
  4. Three letters of recommendation from former teachers or supervisors.
  5. For international students: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Please note: The QSE program does not accept or consider GRE scores. 

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