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Quantum Information Certificate

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Develop the knowledge and skills required to excel in quantum-related industries and research.

Designed for students who are eager to explore the world of quantum mechanics and its profound applications in quantum information processing and computation. This courses introduces the fundamental principles of quantum physics, delving into both its theoretical and experimental foundations.

In this program, you will:

  • Examination of the fundamental concepts of quantum information theory
  • Develop a deep understanding of quantum technologies and their implications
  • Gain practical experience in quantum laboratories or through collaborations with industry partners.

Career Possibilities

Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and networking within the quantum community can further enhance your career prospects in this exciting field.

Become a(n):

  • Quantum Software Developer
  • Quantum Hardware Engineer
  • Quantum Algorithm Researcher
  • Qubit Researcher


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Financing Your Education

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Scholarships for First-Year & Transfer Students


Required Courses (12 Credits)

  • PHYSIC 247 - Quantum Information I: Fundamentals of Quantum Physics 3 Credit(s)
  • PHYSIC 347 - Quantum Information II: Quantum Computation 3 Credit(s)
  • PHYSIC 351 - Quantum Information III: Physics and Information 3 Credit(s)
  • PHYSIC 447 - Quantum Information IV: Quantum Science Applications 3 Credit(s)


Department of Physics
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125 -3393


Telephone: 1-617-287-6050

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