Quantum Computing

Graduate Certificate

Asynchronous Online | 4-Courses | 12-Credits

An affordable path, designed for you

If you are a STEM professional or recent grad, the URI Quantum Computing Graduate Certificate can take you and your career into the future. URI’s unique 4-course, 12-credit quantum computing program offers you grounding in quantum information science and a gateway into the quantum industry workforce.

Certificate graduates will gain a foundational understanding of quantum computing, the practical knowledge to apply and design quantum algorithms, and a fundamental understanding of more general aspects of quantum sensing, teleportation, cryptography, circuitry, and communications.

Courses include:

PHY 571: Math Methods for Quantum Computing
PHY 572: Quantum Foundations
PHY 573: Introduction to Quantum Computing
PHY 574: Advanced Quantum Computing

Fall 2024 Dates

7/30Application Deadline
9/3Classes Begin
$856Tuition per credit *Based on 2023 rates and subject to change
IBM logo over a backdrop of computer data

Partnership with IBM

URI and IBM have partnered to allow URI members direct access to IBM’s most advance quantum computers, which will allow for expanded experiential learning opportunities.

Admission Criteria
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher*
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline from accredited institution
  • Statement of purpose
    • Interest in quantum computing
    • Relevant work experience
    • Reasons for applying to the online program at URI
    • Professional goals, as well as plans for achieving these goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV

No GRE Required

*Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission — please contact online@uri.edu before applying to discuss the GPA requirement.

Meet the Program Director

Professor Leonard M. Kahn
Chair, URI Department of Physics

Quantum computing, while still in its infancy, is rapidly developing and spurring a revolution in the way complex problems can be solved. The economic and societal benefits will be substantial.

A student completing our certificate program will have both a foundational understanding as well as the practical knowledge to apply and design quantum algorithms. In addition, with the embedded project that is threaded through the courses, the student will have a fundamental understanding of more general aspects of quantum sensing, teleportation, cryptography, circuitry and communication. Come join us!

Career Opportunities

This graduate certificate will position students for a variety of jobs in the quantum computing field such as:

  • Application scientist
  • Quantum computing theorist
  • Quantum computing experimentalist
  • Researcher
  • And more!


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Get in touch.

URI Online Student Support Center
online@uri.edu
401.874.5280

Program Director
Leonard M. Kahn, Ph.D.
Department of Physics