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Master’s of Science in Physics: Quantum Computing

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Join the Quantum Revolution

Quantum computing is poised to revolutionize computing for decades to come, and employers are hiring in the field at a rapid pace. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is leading the way in preparing students for this revolution

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The First of Its Kind

You’ll put your unique way of thinking to work and develop design-thinking skills to become a leader of change.

Intensive and interdisciplinary

When you earn your MS in Physics: Quantum Computing (MSPQC), you’ll be prepared to join the rapidly expanding quantum computing industry. As the first program in the nation, the MSPQC program is designed for those who want to lead the quantum revolution.

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World-Class Education

The MSPQC program is focused on getting you where you want to be:

  • Study foundational and emerging quantum theory
  • Gain mastery in advanced laboratory skills
  • Conduct original research in quantum computing

Flexible Outcomes

The MSPQC program is open to students of various STEM backgrounds, such as physics, electrical engineering, or computer sciences. Graduates will have the tools to succeed as researchers or program managers in a quantum computing or quantum technologies enterprise or to continue on to PhD programs in physics or related areas.

Job Outlook

The Quantum Computing Report has tracked commercial job listings in QC on its website every month since June 2016. This graph shows the number of listings available to MSPQC graduates on a given day in the month listed.