Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Quantum Technology and Quantum Information

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Face-to-face
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 14.1201

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-2012

About the Program

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Quantum Technology and Quantum Information accepts applicants who hold bachelor's degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and offers them opportunities to learn the fundamentals of quantum technology and quantum information. The aim is to provide a strong foundation in this emerging area with a focus on quantum mechanical foundations, technological advances on quantum level, and real-world applications. The certificate program may also serve as an onramp to a Master of Science in Physics and Master of Materials Science and Engineering if completed with predetermined grade requirements.

The program consists of two required courses with two electives for a total of 12.0 credits. A student must receive a grade of C or higher in a course to receive credit towards the certificate. If completed with B or higher grades for all courses, students will be given the option to apply to the MS in Physics or the MS in Materials Science and Engineering, provided that they comply with the additional admission requirements in those MS programs. Students who wish to advance to those MS programs will be given the option to transfer up to 12.0 credits towards their MS degree.

Admission Requirements

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Quantum Technology and Quantum Information accepts applicants who hold bachelor's degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering from an accredited university and offers them an opportunity to learn a variety of foundational and applied topics in materials and technologies related to contemporary quantum computing.

  • Graduate application
  • A four-year bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
  • 3.0 GPA in a prior completed degree, BA/BS and above
  • Official final transcripts including a bachelor's degree conferred from a regionally accredited institution and/or World Education Services (WES) Course-by-Course Evaluation of foreign transcripts
  • One (1) letter of recommendation required, two (2) suggested (academic, professional, or both)
  • Essay/statement of purpose: In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success, and anything else you want the Admissions Review Committee to know about you.
  • Current resume
  • Additional requirements for International Students

Program Requirements 

Required Core Courses
PHYS 554Quantum Technology3.0
PHYS 558Quantum Information3.0
Elective Courses (Select two)6.0
Introduction to Solid State Materials
Structure, Symmetry, and Properties of Materials
Quantum Mechanics I
Quantum Mechanics II
Nanoscience
Solid State Physics I
Solid State Physics II
Total Credits12.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits
PHYS 5583.0PHYS 5543.0Elective3.0
Elective3.0  
 6 3 3
Total Credits 12
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