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 will offer both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Most M.S. degrees will include a thesis, but a non-thesis option will be available.

The QSE program is in the final implementation stages and preparing to welcome students for a Fall 2022 matriculation. Anyone interested in the program is invited to express their interest using the "INQUIRE TODAY" link to the left. Providing your contact information via this link will allow us to contact you as soon as the program is ready to accept application materials.

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.