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Quantum Information Science

College of Arts and Sciences; Kelley School of Business; Luddy School of Informatics and Computing; University Graduate School

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Degrees Offered 

Master of Science 

Master of Science in Quantum Information Science 
Course Requirements 

The program requires 30 credit hours of study mixing course work and research credits. Each student will be enrolled in 12 credit hours for each semester of the academic year, and a capstone project for 6 credit hours will complete the requirements. 

In the first semester, each student will be required to take the core course and fulfill competency requirements in the general areas of Computation and Optimization, Solid State and Nano-engineering, and Management and Entrepreneurship. Competency in each of these areas can be demonstrated by taking one of several possible courses outlined below or by enrolling in a guided research project with a faculty member. 

Core Course 

PHYS-P555: Quantum Computation and Information (3 cr.) 

Computation and Optimization 

  • CHEM-C561 Atomic and Molecular Quantum Theory (3 cr.)
  • CSCI B-629 Topics in Programming Languages: Quantum Programming (3 cr.)
  • MATH-M 555-556 Quantum Computing I-II (3-6 cr.)
  • PHYS-P453 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (3 cr).
  • PHYS-P454 Modern Physics (4 cr.)
  • PHYS-P511 Quantum Mechanics I (4 cr.)
  • PHYS-P512 Quantum Mechanics II (4 cr.) 

Solid-state and nano-engineering 

  • CHEM-C562 Computational Quantum Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-C566 Molecular Optical Spectroscopy (3 cr.)
  • ENGR-E505: Introduction to Nano-Engineering (3 cr.)
  • ENGR-E551: Simulating Nanoscale Systems (3 cr.)
  • PHYS-P557 Solid State Physics (3 cr.) 

Management and Entrepreneurship 

  • BUS-P550 Business Process Design (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS-P552 Project Management (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS-P561 Supply Chain Management and Technologies (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS-W574 Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS-W511 Venture Strategy (1.5 cr.)
  • BUS-W503 Creativity/Innovation: Creating New Venture Ideas (1.5 cr.) 
Degree Tracks 

Students must select one of the following tracks and complete the corresponding courses. 

Quantum Computation

PHY-P557; BUS-W503; remaining elective to be chosen from Computation and Optimization section 

Quantum Materials

CSCI-B629; BUS-W503; remaining elective to be chosen from Solid-State and Nano-Engineering section 

Quantum Applications Simulation and Sensing Operations Research

CSCI-B629; ENGR-E505; remaining elective to be chosen from Management and Entrepreneurship section 


Students will choose from a broad range of research areas in physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and business applications.  Students must complete 12 credit hours of research.  A further 6 hours must be completed in a capstone project involving research on a QIS topic supervised by the student’s advisor. The capstone will consist of a written report to be reviewed by the advisor, track manager, and the program director.

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