UCLA Physics & Astronomy
About the Quantum Master's Degree Program
The UCLA Master of Quantum Science And Technology is a professional degree program designed to prepare students for careers in research and development of quantum technologies. The degree addresses the needs of both students and industry, tailored to those who wish to pursue technical positions that require a unique combination of specialized knowledge and skills. The program consists of a rigorous interdisciplinary course curriculum, a year-long program of laboratory skills development, and an industry-relevant capstone internship.
Quantum Information Science (QIS) is a burgeoning field at the cutting edge of technology, research, and education. It brings together scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines including physics, materials science, electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry, and mathematics.
The UCLA Master of Quantum Science and Technology (MQST) program prepares students for careers in the full range of fields of quantum technology. Students in the MQST program will learn and strengthen their knowledge of the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum computing, quantum information, and quantum devices.
The Master of Quantum Science And Technology program upholds UCLA’s high academic standards, has the support of industrial partners, and gives students the opportunity to interact with faculty experts and gain hands-on experience in world-leading research.