STEM OPT Extension
The STEM OPT extension is a 24-month period of temporary training that directly relates to an F-1 student's program of study in an approved STEM field. On May 10, 2016, this extension effectively replaced the previous 17-month STEM OPT extension.
Programs Eligible for STEM OPT Extension by Department
Only the degree programs from the departments below are eligible for STEM OPT Extension. All other degree programs, including the Schoolwide MPH and DrPH, are NOT eligible for STEM OPT Extension.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Department of Biostatistics
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Master of Health Science (MHS) in Environmental Health
Master of Science (ScM) in Environmental Health
Master of Science (MS) in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Health
Department of Epidemiology
Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation
Master of Health Science (MHS) in Clinical Investigation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Investigation