U.S. Master’s Cap
In addition to the annual 65,000 H-1B visas, Congress has allotted an additional 20,000 H-1B visas for those who received graduate degrees (M.D., J.D., MBA, Ph.D. etc.) from a U.S. public or non-profit school. In other words, if you received a graduate degree from a private or for-profit school, you may not be eligible for the Master’s Cap.
The Master’s Cap is beneficial because applicants with a graduate degree do not fall into Regular Cap of 65,000 visas. Canadians with a graduate degree may also have an advantage when it comes to Employment-Based Green Cards for Canadian Citizens.