I am going to start my MS in physics next year as I finish my BS, because I am enrolled in my schools BS/MS program. I was wondering about getting into Phd programs after finishing my masters. Would I be pretty much relegated to staying at the school I already received my masters at? Would top tier or second tier schools still accept me? Also what about taking time to work? I was think I might want to work in industry for a year or two after my masters. Would I still be able to get in into some good schools?