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Quantum Information Science (MS)


Return to: Programs by School The Master of Science in Quantum Information Science program requires a minimum of 28 graduate units with at least 20 units at the 500 level. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be earned on all course work applied toward the degree. This average must also be achieved on all 400level and above course work attempted at USC beyond the bachelor's degree. A maximum of 4 units of Directed Research (590 or 790) may be counted toward the degree. A maximum of 4 transfer units count as credit (CR) toward the master's degree and are not computed in the grade point average. 
Foundations (12 units)
Three courses are required. Core (78 units)
Take at least two courses from this list (78 units):
Approved Electives (89 units)
 CHEM 544 Introduction to Quantum Chemistry Units: 4
 CHEM 545 Theory and Practice of Molecular Electronic Structure Units: 4
 CHEM 555 Computational Quantum Chemistry: Methods and Applications Units: 2, 3, 4
 CSCI 513 Autonomous CyberPhysical Systems Units: 4
 CSCI 556 Introduction to Cryptography Units: 4
 CSCI 570 Analysis of Algorithms Units: 4
 CSCI 596 Scientific Computing and Visualization Units: 4
 CSCI 653 High Performance Computing and Simulations Units: 4
 DSCI 510 Principles of Programming for Data Science Units: 4
 EE 503 Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers Units: 4
 EE 506 Semiconductor Physics Units: 4
 EE 507 Micro and NanoFabrication Technology Units: 4
 EE 510 Linear Algebra for Engineering Units: 4
 EE 539 Engineering Quantum Mechanics Units: 4
 EE 540 Introduction to Quantum Electronics Units: 4
 EE 553 Computational Solution of Optimization Problems Units: 3
 EE 565 Information Theory and Its Application to (Big) Data Sciences Units: 4
 EE 577a VLSI System Design Units: 3
 EE 577b VLSI System Design Units: 3
 EE 589 Quantum Information Theory Units: 4
 EE 590 Directed Research Units: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
 EE 598 Electrical Engineering Research Seminar Units: 1
 PHYS 438a Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and its Applications Units: 4
 PHYS 438b Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and its Applications Units: 4
 PHYS 500 Graduate Colloquium Units: 1
 PHYS 516 Methods of Computational Physics Units: 3
 PHYS 558a Quantum Mechanics Units: 3
 PHYS 558b Quantum Mechanics Units: 3
 PHYS 590 Directed Research Units: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
 PHYS 660 Quantum Information Science and ManyBody Physics Units: 3
 PHYS 668 Advanced Quantum Mechanics Units: 3
 PHYS 678 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory Units: 3
 PHYS 680 Advanced Quantum Field Theory Units: 3
Note:
Courses taken to satisfy the core requirement may not be double counted as electives. Minimum Units Required: 28

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