How our program works
The MCB program at Virginia Tech spans multiple departments. During their first semester, students rotate through three different laboratories, and all MCB students take the same courses. Once students have picked a specific laboratory for their Ph.D. studies, they become part of the department of their supervisor, and enter the Ph.D. program of that department. Even after this transition, they remain a member of the MCB community, and continue to attend events and have opportunities that are only open to MCB students. The MCB program places an emphasis on high quality research. Students will be able to get regular feedback on their projects, and are expected to work on challenging projects that considerably add to the knowledge in their respective field.