What's out there for an MA/PhD in Stat?? I'm in search of direction. My undergrad was in Math at a liberal arts institution. As such my studies in Math are based in theory. I have come to appreciate and revere the structure, challenge and beauty of higher mathematics. On the flip side, I find it somewhat self-satisfying and purposeless. I am considering graduate studies in statistics but I do not have a clear destination in mind. I have always been drawn to teaching which drives my quest for a PhD. However, this seems like a daunting commitment without a better sense of where I am going. An MA in Stat is more appealing in its manageability. My Academics are decent: 3.6 in Math. 159 V / 167 Q GRE. Currently I am teaching 6th-9th grade math at a large private school in Hanoi. I don't plan to enter grad school anytime before Fall '14. I want to take some time off to gain perspective and purpose. Please help guide me to resources, opportunities, or perspectives that may aid me in my journey.