Just a sounding board as I don't know much about what you've posted above:
Have you give a PhD consideration? I believe (not a statistician) that a masters is not a pre requisite for a PhD. Many PhD stats programs actually give you a masters along the way (again this is a "so I heard..." stance). I believe you'd be OK without the masters first. What do others think?
Lazar made an offer (possibility) have you given that consideration?