Best path to Master or Phd in US.
I want to know which path would be easier for getting the master and phd in US at a top university (HYPSM, Caltech, Columbia, etc...).
I study in UK at one of the following universities: UCL, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol, or Southampton. I take either my Bsc or Msci in geosciences (geophysics to be more exact) and then I apply for master in US. I don't know if taking a Msci would be truly beneficial or just one year lost if I want to do my master in US...
I study (geosciences) in US at one of the following: Swarthmore, Colby, or Carleton. After I finish I apply for master in US.