New Quantum Science and Engineering PhD Program

[Please forward this information to any undergraduate students in your program, or any relevant mailing lists or organizations you are aware of; we also have a postdoctoral fellowship in quantum computing. –Boaz]

This year Harvard started a new Ph.D program in Quantum Science and Engineering. We are now accepting application for the first cohort of students which will start in the 2022-2023 academic year.  This program can be an excellent fit for CS majors that are interested in quantum computation and information, and are looking for an interdisciplinary environment, with students from CS, physics, and other backgrounds, and with a curriculum and program that is designed with quantum computing in mind. Students can apply to both the QSE program and the CS PhD program, in parallel.

Some more information below:

The Harvard Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) PhD program is designed for students like yours, as well as those studying engineering, physics and chemistry. The program brings these students from diverse undergraduate programs together through a world-class, integrated QSE PhD program that uniquely prepares them to become intellectual leaders and innovators in the burgeoning field of QSE. 

The curriculum. The integrated curriculum provides a shared foundation and QSE language that enables students to make discoveries and collaborate fluently beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. Students enjoy the freedom to broadly explore their interests, specialize in their area of greatest interest, and can choose PhD advisors from across all quantum departments including computer science, physics, engineering, and chemistry.

The community. The Harvard QSE PhD program is built around a supportive environment and collaborative research community that helps nurture each student and ensure their success. It’s an unprecedented opportunity to work with world leaders in the field of QSE in state-of-the-art educational and computational facilities while participating in cutting-edge research. 

The opportunity. Graduates of the program will be trained as the next generation of world leaders in the field of QSE. With their broad, yet deep educational foundation, guided by their own interests, they’ll be ready to take on exciting roles in industry, academia, and national laboratories. 

Deadline to apply is December 15, 2021. Apply via https://gsas.harvard.edu/programs-of-study/all/quantum-science-and-engineering . Students can also apply in parallel to the CS PhD program via https://gsas.harvard.edu/programs-of-study/all/computer-science . Email qse-admissions@fas.harvard.edu with any questions.