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Mandy Caird PhD mandy at DRUID.HSC.COLORADO.EDU
Wed Jul 20 09:44:48 EST 1994

I didn't do a masters.  Go directly to do a PhD, you start earning 
faster (it's not much but it beats being a student!) and you don't build 
up so much of a dept by doing two postgrads instead of one.  
And by the time you're at the Postdoc stage, it doesn't really matter 
whether you have a masters or not (I'm in molecular biology - so that may 
influence the relevance of a MS).
Good luck,

On 19 Jul 1994 rapienmk at hiram.edu wrote:
> ........... 
> I've got a long way to go.  :)  Speaking of which, I know that I want to go 
> straight to grad school, and it's time for me to begin looking into it.  I've 
> always wanted to try and go straight for a Phd rather than getting a Master's 
> first.  But I wonder if that is a wise thing to do.  ( I am also aware that it 
> is not possible to do that at many schools).  Does anyone have any thoughts on 
> that?  I need all the helpful advice I can get.  :)
>                                                             Mary

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