Enter the Quantum World!

Apply now for a new Master’s program at UArizona for Fall 2023

Quantum information science is happening now. Quantum computers are entering the marketplace. Quantum sensors and quantum networks are not far behind. And the National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018 firmly establishes quantum technology as a strategic priority for the United States. 

Careers in quantum information science span multiple disciplines, and you can enter from many different backgrounds. The Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona has expanded its MS in Optical Sciences by adding a concentration in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE). You’ll take courses in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, and Math, while also gaining familiarity with social, ethical, and legal implications of quantum information technology.

The curriculum combines tailored courses in 

  • quantum mechanics, 
  • information theory, 
  • computer science, 
  • optics and materials, 
  • algorithms, and 
  • communications system engineering 

with experiential courses in law and social sciences, and laboratory courses. Most of these courses are not yet offered at USA universities, even though the relevant skills are in high demand with industry partners. The emphasis includes a set of required courses, a set of elective courses (to include cross-listed clinical and experiential courses in law and social sciences) and laboratory courses. Beginning in Fall 2023 this program will be offered both on campus and online, allowing for wider access and participation from students who have already embarked on full-time careers.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://www.optics.arizona.edu/prospective-students/graduate-programs/ms-optical-sciences-quantum-information

Workforce Development

UArizona is committed to developing a skilled and diverse quantum workforce in Arizona and beyond. That effort starts in middle school, when young students are making curriculum decisions that will affect their college choices and career options for years to come. Scientific community-based outreach both lays the foundation of next-generation engineering workforce and builds the development and refinement of 21st century career skills for the current workforce.

Through the NSF-ERC Center for Quantum Networks, where UArizona is the lead, an outreach program was launched developed by Ines Montano, Northern Arizona University -SPARCQSSparking Curiosity in Quantum Science — which provides education and outreach to the public and workforce development to members of the Center. Visit our website to learn more about other workforce development efforts by the Center like our short course program, REU and others. 

The UArizona is also partner in the SQMS quantum undergraduate internship.