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DHS Announces Updated STEM Designated Degree Program List

On July 12, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security announced an update to the STEM Designated Degree Program List which included the addition of 8 CIP codes. The newly STEM-designated CIP codes are as follows:

  • 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)

Students who graduate with degrees under these CIP codes will be eligible for the 2-year STEM OPT Extension.

You can read the Federal Register notice announcing the CIP code additions.