Degree Fields Qualifying for OPT STEM Extension to be Expanded
The Department of Homeland Security will be publishing a regulation Friday, January 21, 2022 that will add 22 new fields of study to the list of degree programs eligible for the 24-month OPT STEM Extension. The update will take effect immediately upon publication and will make the STEM OPT program more widely available to F-1 students. The following fields and CIP codes will be added:
Forestry, General (03.0501).
Forest Resources Production and Management (03.0510).
Human-Centered Technology Design (11.0105).
Cloud Computing (11.0902).
Climate Science (30.3501).
Earth Systems Science (30.3801).
Economics and Computer Science (30.3901).
Environmental Geosciences (30.4101).
Geography and Environmental Studies (30.4401).
Mathematical Economics (30.4901).
Mathematics and Atmospheric/Oceanic Science (30.5001).
Data Science, General (30.7001).
Data Analytics, General (30.7101).
Business Analytics (30.7102).
Data Visualization (30.7103).
Financial Analytics (30.7104).
Data Analytics, Other (30.7199).
Industrial and Organizational Psychology (42.2804).
Social Sciences, Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods (45.0102).