After completing my MBA, I got one year of OPT. If I now go back and get a second master’s degree, but this time it is a STEM degree, can I get two years of STEM OPT?


A person typically qualifies for a new period of OPT after each educational level. The “master’s” period of OPT would be exhausted after completing an MBA, so one would not qualify after then completing a second master’s degree. And, you cannot apply for a two-year STEM OPT extension unless you first qualify for the initial one year of OPT. (28.Feb.2024)

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