y45askel wrote:As of right now I am not positive if I want to do my PhD or just obtain my Master's degree and find a small 4 year liberal arts college to teach math at, or perhaps find a job in the industry.
My overall question is: Does it matter where you go for your Master's degree?
For example, if I wanted to work at a 4 year- small liberal arts college and for their min qualifications required a Master's degree in Mathematics or related area, would it matter if I want to a highly ranked school as opposed to a middle-tier school?
Also, once you do your PhD, does it matter where you did your Master's degree at? OR Does it only matter where you did your PhD as that is your highest degree?
For one thing, all the liberal arts schools I know of require all their professors to have PhDs. If you wanted to get a job at a community college for instance though you probably wouldn't need a PhD.