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STEM Programs

Programs that qualify for OPT STEM Extension

The Department of Homeland Security determines what programs can qualify for the STEM Extension. They publish them at DHS' Designated Degree Program List (PDF). This list is subject to change. The degrees that students have to qualify for the STEM Extension must be a bachelor's degree or higher. Associate's degrees do not qualify students for the STEM Extension.


  • International Student Services

    Phone: 281-283-2740
    Fax: 281-226-7038

    Bayou Building B2123
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 225
    Houston, TX 77058-1002