Main Question or Discussion Point
Will having a 4-5 year gap between your undergrad and grad school hurt your chances of getting into a PhD program? I'm a physics major but I'm also doing ROTC and am planning on serving in the Air Force for 4 or 5 years after I graduate before applying to grad school. Are there any huge problems with doing this? Would doing a physics masters and then a PhD be a better route after getting out of the military? Thanks!