Applying to Caltech as a graduate student interested in QSE
- Prospective graduate students should apply to a graduate program (including Physics, Applied Physics, Material Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science) depending on their research interest and background.
- In your application (e.g., at the end of your personal statement), list the faculty members across all divisions that you are most interested in. You can find the QSE faculty here.
- Importantly, at Caltech, you have the flexibility to work with a PhD supervisor outside of your assigned program/division. In fact, this is quite common and part of the interdisciplinary spirit here. Hence, your choice of a graduate program does not limit you to work with certain faculty.
- Graduate students may apply to only one academic option per admission cycle. In reviewing your application, the admission committee of the option to which you have applied may recommend that your application be reviewed by another option, if they foresee a better fit with that option. This internal review is automatic and does not require any additional fees, or duplicate application.
- In addition, Caltech offers a Quantum Science and Engineering Minor open to graduate students in all options. You can find more information for the QSE Minor here.
- Caltech offers a wide range of courses in Quantum Science and Engineering. A sample of courses can be found on the QSE Minor page.
More information about applying to options in each Academic Division is available at:
- Physics (PMA)
- Applied Physics (EAS)
- Material Science (EAS)
- Chemistry (CCE)
- Electrical Engineering (EAS)
- Computer Science (EAS)
Additional information about applying to Caltech as a graduate student is available through the Graduate Studies Office