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STEM OPT at UMass Dartmouth

Many UMassD graduate degree programs are eligible for STEM OPT. The degree must be in a certain science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field.

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What is STEM OPT?

STEM OPT is an extension of standard OPT (24 month extension onto the initial 12 month OPT for a total of 3 years) for students or recent graduates who are studying or have completed their education in a science, technology, engineering or math degree program.

Am I eligible for STEM OPT?

International (F-1) students who receive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees may be eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). To learn about the eligibility criteria and detailed steps to apply, please review the International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC) OPT page and USCIS resources. F-1 students must consult with the ISSC to apply for STEM OPT.