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New STEM OPT Classifications

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

International Students in the U.S., Pay Attention!

If want to work in the U.S. after you graduate, you can work for THREE years instead of ONE year by simply pursuing a STEM field of study (i.e. Science Technology Engineering Mathematics). What's more, USCIS just added new fields of study to the STEM list! These include:

Landscape Architecture (04.0601)

Institutional Research (13.0608)

Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering Technology/Technician (15.0407)

Composite Materials Technology/Technician (15.0617)

Linguistics and Computer Science (30.4801)

Developmental and Adolescent Psychology (42.2710)

Geospatial Intelligence (43.0407)

Demography and Population Studies (45.0501)

For more information, including the full list of STEM fields of study, visit

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