Becoming a particle physicist?!?! This is my first year in physics--as a mere high school student, but I absolutely love it. I think physics on a molecular level is really cool, and a subatomic level even cooler. But I think Particle Physics may be the path for me. I can only afford the local state school at this point (Kansas State University--which isn't bad for a state-school) however, I'm not sure where to go after that. Master degree this, PhD that, doctorate something or other. I'm simply unfamiliar with the system. I'm curious if anyone could give me a direction... a good program for the master's, and same for the PhD, I'm also curious about research programs. Could someone kind of give me an idea of where to look?