International students studying in F-1 status that earn a degree in a STEM major are eligible to apply for a 24 month STEM OPT extension of their post-completion OPT. Academic majors that are eligible for the STEM OPT extension are listed below for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Check with ISSO for your program.

  • Actuarial Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Ecology
  • Animal Science
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Botany (Biology)
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Culinary Food Science
  • Cyber Security Engineering
  • Dairy Science
  • Data Science
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Earth Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutritional Science
  • Physics
  • Seed Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Zoology (Biology)

The program must be in person, on campus to be STEM eligible. Online programs are not eligible. Only Master’s and Ph.D. graduate programs are eligible for the STEM OPT extension. Certificate programs do not qualify.

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Agronomy
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Science
  • Applied Linguistics and Technology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biophysics
  • Biorenewable Resources and Technology
  • Business Administration (Information Systems, Finance or Business Analytics)
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Crop Production and Physiology
  • Cyber Security
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Geology
  • High Energy Physics
  • Horticulture
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Immunobiology
  • Industrial and Agricultural Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Meat Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Operations Research
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology
  • Population Sciences in Animal Health
  • Psychology
  • Seed Technology and Business
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Systems Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Wind Energy Science Engineering and Policy