I didn't get into graduate school this semester so I'm going to have to reapply for spring. This made me question my original plan. I wanted to get a MS in computational science then maybe go back for a physics PhD. I thought the skills for computational science would be very helpful in physics, plus if something happened it seemed like I could get a job in computational science more easily than with a physics degree. Now I'm wondering if in the long run, say if I finish a PhD, if it matters which is the PhD and which is a Masters. Does anyone think it might? Would it affect job prospects and what I could research? Thanks for your help.