I found this forum a few days ago, and browsing it has been very informative. I would like to ask the community here for some advice regarding my situation. I am currently getting my B.A in Mathematics 100% online, from a regionally accredited institution. I will graduate around May 2016, and will be discharged from the military the following year. I hope to apply to a PhD program in Mathematics when I am out of the military. I won't really have any research experience and my LoR's will probably be weak due to not having any face to face interaction with my instructors. Do you guys think that I should apply to an on campus master's program before applying to PhD programs? I would prefer not to go that route, but I want to get into a decent school. Decent in my opinion, would be like top 60-ish. I was looking at Virginia Tech and Dartmouth as my top choices.