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).
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. :)