Graduate Programs

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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.


Application deadlines



Ph.D.- December 1

M.S.- March 1
Review of applications will begin December 1

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1,352.


All or nearly all doctoral students receive a stipend and full tuition scholarship.