Confused Undergraduate: MAFN, MFE, MFin, PhD?


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Hi all,

First time post here, so apologies if this is in the wrong thread. I'm a junior at a top 10 school, majoring in Applied Math, Physics and Stats, and have discovered a real interest in finance. I have worked in the industry through internships and want to decide what graduate education to pursue. If my end goal is to start/join a firm and be on the cutting edge of modeling/quantitative analysis in a pseudo-researchy role, what is the best path to take? I have done STEM research for three years but my GPA is on the lower side (~3.5) so would it help to get work experience?

Any information is appreciated, thanks guys