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Immigration Law

DHS Announces Expanded List of STEM Degree Programs

" The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) designated-degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an optional practical training (OPT) extension. This announcement builds on a series of administrative reforms designed to further the Department's commitment to attracting international students." - DHS, May 11, 2012.

See also: ICE Broadcast Message to all SEVIS users, Additions to the STEM-Designated Degree Program List, May 12, 2012.