F-1 Optional Practial Training (OPT)

  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a benefit from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that allows international students in F-1 status to gain off-campus work experience in their field of study before or after completion of studies for a maximum of 12 months.
  • F-1 students who received a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field may apply for a single 17-month extension of their 12-month OPT period.
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Faculty Awards

The Department of Physics takes pride in having internationally recognized faculty. Below are prestigious awards and recognitions bestowed upon our faculty for achievements in research and teaching.