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PhD in Quantum Information

The PhD in Quantum Information is designed to provide students with knowledge of quantum information, including both theory and its implementations, advanced expertise in quantum information science and in home program disciplines, as well as training in research. 

This unique interdisciplinary doctoral program is a collaboration between the Institute for Quantum Computing and the following faculties and departments at the University of Waterloo.

Faculty of Mathematics

  • David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Combinatorics and Optimization

Faculty of Engineering

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty of Science

  • Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy

Students will be especially well-prepared for careers as scholars and researchers, with advanced expertise in quantum information science, together with the focus of their home programs. This program is designed to provide students with knowledge of quantum information, including both theory and its implementations, advanced expertise in quantum information science and in home program disciplines, as well as training in research. Further details and program requirements can be found in the graduate academic calendar.

Note: The School of Computer Science does not accept part-time students into the PhD programs unless the applicant is currently an employee of the School.