[B][SIZE=3][FONT=comic sans ms]Does MIS comes Under STEM?[/FONT][/SIZE][/B][FONT=comic sans ms][SIZE=2]

For MIS [/SIZE][/FONT] (Management Information System) [FONT=comic sans ms][SIZE=2]degree to be part of STEM depends on how university lists it. It's suggested to check the CIP code of the program and the STEM list to make sure it's included under STEM. Some universities mention it clearly on there websites and some don't. It's always advisable to check with Admissions department prior to enrolling.
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[LIST][*]It depends upon the university[*]Check CIP code on I20 against the list of STEM Eligible CIP codes list on USCIS website[*]Go with CIP codes and check by yourself then cross check with your university.[*]Look for the degree code on your I-20 and compare it with this list on Immigration and Customs Enforcement website. http://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stem-list.pdf[*]If the degree of MIS in your I 20 is mentioned as Information Technology, yeah then its under STEM...and yeah it depends on the university[*]It depends on the university. I did MIS. In my university, it is not a STEM degree.[*]In our university( Texas A&M University-Commerce), it is considered as STEM degree and we have the OPT extension.[/LIST]

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[B]How do I know if my Degree is eligible for STEM Extension?[/B]
[LIST][*]Shortlist the schools based on your prefrance (Scores, Location, Ranking, Degree and so on)[*]Find the CIP code associated with the Degree. You can check with the school or if you have the I-20, they will be listed there.[*]check the CIP code against the STEM list. If the degree you intend to pursue or pursuing is not listed then you are not eligible for additional 17 months. If it is listed then you are Eligible.current list of STEM degrees can be found at: http://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stem-list.pdf[/LIST]

[B]What is the CIP?[/B]
The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity.

[B]CIP Search[/B]

[B]CIP Wizard[/B]:Using this search method you can either enter UnitID or Name of your Institution. It gives CIP codes of the Instituion. You can also download the data.

Examples of universities that have MIS degree listed under STEM
Fairleigh Dickinson University
UIC Liautaud Master and PhD level
University Of Houston Clear Lake (CIP Code: 11.0401.00)
Watson Graduate School of Management ( CIP Code: 11.0103)
Stevens Institute of Technology ( CIP Code: 11.0103)
UT Dalls
Texas Tech University
Rutgers University- Master of Business Information Technology program
Florida Atlantic University

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