Hi, I'm a junior undergraduate and I'm starting to look at graduate schools. My school offers an accelerated 5 year masters of physics program that I have to announce my interest in this year if I want to do it. My question is can get my masters now and then in 4-6 years come back and get my Phd? Would this cause much of a problem? And could I work full time and expect to finish in a relatively normal amount of time? What kind of schools could I get into after this elapsed period of time? The thing is there are certain career goals I have that I really only have a chance of doing while I'm young so I have sort decided to go for them now since I have the rest of my life to get Phd.