UCLA Physics & Astronomy

Master of Quantum Science and Technology

About the MQST Degree Program

The UCLA Master of Quantum Science and Technology (MQST) program is a full-time, residential, 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, mathematics, and statistics.

For Students

The UCLA 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 Program

The MQST 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.

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