University of Virginia

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs


UVa Health System #800717

PO Box 800738

Charlottesville, VA 22908

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; ;Ph.D.-Biology; ;Ph.D.-Biophysics; Ph.D.-Cell Biology; Ph.D.-Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics; Ph.D.-Microbiology; Ph.D.-Neuroscience; Ph.D.-Pathology; Ph.D.-Pharmacology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The biomedical sciences graduate program (BIMS) at UVA is a vibrant interdisciplinary graduate program committed to training PhD candidates in becoming the next generation of scientific leaders. We achieve this goal through an immersive curriculum designed to provide students with fundamental scientific skills and exceptional research training. The BIMS program provides students with the flexibility to tailor an independent program of didactic coursework toward their developing research interests. In parallel, we offer students a broad spectrum of research opportunities, provided in partnership with the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. Through these opportunities, BIMS students have an opportunity to train under world-renowned scientists who are committed not only to scientific discovery, but also to mentoring and teaching. We have faculty pursuing research and training in a host of disciplines including but not limited to: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics & Genomics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Computational Biology, Epigenetics, Experimental Pathology, Genetics, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Biodefense, Metabolism, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Structural Biology and Translational Science. During their first year and depending on their interests, students select a mentor and a degree granting program. We seek students who are looking for a rigorous, innovative PhD training program in the biomedical sciences; students who want to be a part of cutting-edge biomedical research in a rich scientific environment and students who aspire to become leaders in academia, industry, government, and science education.


The University of Virginia was chartered by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1819. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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