Decision Time: PhD/MA Economics or MS Finance

<p>I need to make a decision soon about graduate school. I have BA's in economics and political science. I have independent research experience along with strong internships in finance. I graduated and took a year off to take more quantitative course. I have finished Calc I, II, III, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, and several statistics and econometric courses. I graduated magna cum laude and have a high overall gpa. I am interested in financial economics and applied economics. I am deciding between the University of Pittsburgh's PhD in economics, GWU PhD economics, University of Boston MA economics, or Rochester Simon MS in Finance. I would like to start at a master's program and apply to better PhD programs afterward. I am unsure which route to go and which programs would be best. Any advice would be much appreciated.</p>