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Admissions Procedure

BIMS Application

BIMS is an interdisciplinary program that will permit degree selection and specialization after your first year.

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When you pursue a graduate degree from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, your first year will be interdisciplinary and you will apply to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BIMS).

In the first year, BIMS students undertake three six-week research rotations in early July to late August, October to early November, and  January to mid-February in any BIMS research area of their choice.

Students identify their thesis lab and mentor in mid-February of their first year. BIMS students who select primary or secondary MIC faculty for their thesis mentors can choose to pursue their Ph.D. degree in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology.

BIMS Application

BIMS is an interdisciplinary program that will permit degree selection and specialization after your first year.

Apply Here

Please direct inquiries to:

Amy E. Anderson

BIMS Administrator
McKim Hall 1131
Office: (434) 924-5611
Email: aea5c@virginia.edu

Lucy F. Pemberton, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
West Complex, Room 7201, 7th Floor
Email: lfp2n@virginia.edu
Tel: (434) 243-6737