Thanks for all the information. I really want to do a doctorate, and would prefer to do this all at one place. The problem with overseas, for me, though, is money. I can get funding in the US for that, but are there scholarships available for international students? I am also part Choctaw, and will receive some money from them every semester.
I am also aware of how poor the jobs prospects are, and would be lying if I didn't say that worries me. My bachelor's degree will be in English, with my minor in history, and I will have that completed by next May. I am looking at all my options right now, including staying in the job I am now (though I hate it, and do not want to do that). If I had the money in my account right now, and an acceptance letter in my pocket, I would go to Edinburgh, or a school in England and stay there through the doctoral program.