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Quantum Computing Graduate Certificate Program to Debut in Spring 2023

By Maryland Today Staff

The University of Maryland will offer a new graduate certificate in quantum computing program starting in Spring 2023 that will provide working professionals with training and advanced knowledge that could help revolutionize a range of fields and disciplines, from secure communications to data science and artificial intelligence.

Offered through the Science Academy in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, the 12-credit program can be completed in less than a year and will allow students to apply learning through hands-on exercises and experiential opportunities.

Participants will explore machine learning and identify areas where quantum computing can impact the discipline, as well as applications to optimization, encryption, information theory and communication. The program will prepare students to implement and execute applications on quantum computers or their simulators and understand how various physical implementations of quantum computers affect capabilities and performance. Graduates will be ready to make appropriate and successful business decisions when now-developing quantum technologies reach maturity.

The program will feature in-person instruction at the UMD campus, with classes taught by university faculty and experts in the field. No prior knowledge in quantum physics or quantum computing is necessary.

The deadline for application for Spring 2023 is Nov. 15. Learn more or apply at

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