STEM-designated Program List for F-1 Students

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) maintains a list of academic programs of study designated as STEM. The DHS list was recently updated in 2021 and is available at Study in the States. F-1 students who graduate from a DHS STEM-designated program of study are eligible to apply to USCIS for an OPT STEM Extension. STEM eligibility enables F-1 students to extend the normal one year of Post-completion OPT by an additional 24 months. STEM OPT applications must be submitted to DHS within a strict timeline during students' initial year of Post-completion OPT. To learn more about eligibility requirements and the STEM OPT application process, please visit the OIA STEM OPT webpages

Below, the OIA maintains a list of all UM-Dearborn degree programs that are currently designated by DHS as eligible for the OPT STEM Extension. The list includes undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs and is alphabetized by program title. 

Program Title  Degree College CIP Code CIP Code Title
Actuarial Mathematics AB, BS CASL 52.1304 Actuarial Science
Applied & Computational Mathematics MS CASL 27.0301 Applied Mathematics, General.
Applied Statistics AB, BS CASL 27.0501 Statistics, General
Artificial Intelligence MS CECS 11.0102 Artificial Intelligence.
Automotive Systems & Mobility D.Eng CECS 15.0803 Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.
Automotive Systems Engineering MSE CECS 14.9999 Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.
Biochemistry BS CASL 26.0202 Biochemistry
Bioengineering BSE CECS 14.0501 Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioengineering MSE CECS 14.0501 Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological Sciences BS CASL 26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Analytics MS COB 52.1301 Management Science
Chemistry (ACS Certified) BS CASL 40.0501 Chemistry, General
Chemistry (Instructional) BS CASL 13.1323 Chemistry, General
Computer & Info/Cybersecurity BS CECS 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer & Info/Data Science BS CECS 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer & Information Science BS CECS 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer & Information Science PhD CECS 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer & Information Science MS CECS 11.0101 Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer Engineering BSE CECS 14.0901 Computer Engineering, General
Computer Engineering MSE CECS 14.0901 Computer Engineering, General
Cybersecurity & Information Assurance BS CECS 11.1003 Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance
Cybersecurity & Information Assurance MS CECS 11.1003 Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance
Data Science BS CECS 30.3001 Computational Science
Data Science MS CECS 30.3001 Computational Science
Digital Forensics BS CECS 11.1003 Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance
Electrical Engineering BSE CECS 14.1001 Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical Engineering MSE CECS 14.1001 Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronics, & Computer Engineering PhD CECS 14.1001 Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering MSE CECS 15.0403 Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering BSE CECS 14.9999 Engineering, Other
Engineering Management MS CECS 15.1501 Engineering/Industrial Management.
Engineering Mathematics BSE CECS 27.0399 Applied Mathematics, Other
Environmental Science BS CASL 3.0104 Environmental Science
Environmental Science MS CASL 3.0104 Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies AB CASL 3.0101 Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Geological Sciences BS CASL 40.0601 Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Information Technology MS CEHHS 51.2706 Medical Informatics
Human Centered Design and Engineering MS CECS 11.0103 Information Technology.
Human Centered Engineering Design BSE CECS 14.9999 Engineering, Other
Industrial & Systems Engineering BSE CECS 14.3501 Industrial Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering MSE CECS 14.3501 Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering PhD CECS 14.3501 Industrial Engineering
Information Systems MS COB 11.0401 Information Science/Studies
Information Systems & Technology MS CECS 11.0401 Information Science/Studies
Instructional Technology AB CEHHS 13.0501 Educational/Instructional Technology
Manufacturing Engineering BSE CECS 14.3601 Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Systems Engineering MSE CECS 14.3601 Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering (pending SEVP authorization) MSE CECS 14.1801 Materials Engineering
Mathematics AB, BS CASL 27.0101 Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering BSE CECS 14.1901 Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering MSE CECS 14.1901 Mechanical Engineering.
Mechanical Sciences & Engineering PhD CECS 14.1901 Mechanical Engineering.
Microbiology BS CASL 26.0502 Microbiology, General
Physics BS CASL 40.0801 Physics, General
Pre-Engineering   CECS 14.0101 Engineering, General
Program & Project Management MS CECS 14.2701 Systems Engineering
Robotics Engineering BSE CECS 14.4201 Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Robotics Engineering MSE CECS 14.4201 Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 
Software Engineering BS CECS 11.0201 Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Software Engineering MS CECS 11.0201 Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Supply Chain Management BBA COB 52.1301 Management Science
Supply Chain Management MS COB 52.1301 Management Science

 

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