Quantum Engineering Master's Program
DegreeMaster of Science
Prepare to thrive in the new paradigm of quantum technology with a master’s degree from one of the top physics programs in the country.
Technology based in quantum physics will vastly surpass our current computing power and engineering approaches. At Stevens, you’ll gain an understanding of the current state of the field and conduct research in emerging areas, such as quantum communications, quantum optics and quantum entanglement. You’ll graduate empowered to make leaps from theoretical science to applied technology solutions that hold promise for advancing science and industry. A master’s degree in quantum engineering opens the door to doctoral studies and a career in academia, but also industry roles such as atomic physicist, quantum physicist, project manager, consultant and many more. Recent quantum engineering master’s graduates have been hired by companies such as IBM, Google and Amazon.
Physics Research at Stevens
The Department of Physics conducts formative research in cutting-edge areas such as quantum systems, nanophotonics and optics. Faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students investigate together to significantly impact society by improving communications, computers, and the environment. Learn more about research in the Department of Physics.
The Stevens Advantage
Stevens’ proximity to New York City offers students access to a large startup community that often provides internship, mentorship and employment opportunities for quantum engineering master’s students. On campus, students collaborate with faculty working at the forefront of the quantum field in several nationally recognized laboratories and centers and can work with the Stevens Quantum Campus Network—the nation’s first campus hybrid quantum-communications network.
More Advantages to our Program
Part-time or full-time enrollment
Hands-on laboratory experience
Thesis and non-thesis options
Expert faculty with industry and research experience
Guest speaker series
We welcome applicants with an undergraduate degree in physics, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, computer science or mathematics. Non-physics degree holders may need to complete additional prerequisites. Contact Graduate Admissions for more details.
Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, from an accredited institution
Official college transcripts
Two letters of recommendation
A statement of purpose
TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international students)
A competitive GRE or GMAT score*
*GRE/GMAT is not required for part-time students.
Putting You on Track for Professional Success
According to ZipRecruiter, the average starting salary of a Quantum Engineer in the U.S. is $95,368. The quantum engineering master's program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success in a variety of roles like:
Quantum Control Engineer
Quantum Hardware Engineer
Quantum R&D Engineer
Quantum Research Scientist
Quantum Software Engineer
Our graduates have been hired at: IBM, DWave, Google, Amazon, Picatinny Arsenal