For students aspiring to be journalists the question of whether to go to graduate school is often puzzling. Many students ask: Do you need a graduate degree in journalism in order to be successful, or better yet to obtain your first journalism job? The Huffington Post’s article poses the question: Is Journalism Grad School Worth It? Some of the biggest advantages to enrolling in graduate school could be to gain further professional connections and a graduate degree could give you a higher edge upon entering the industry. In addition, receiving a graduate degree in journalism will only further refine your resume and provide you with proficient clips to share with your future employers. If you decide graduate school is the right path for you it is essential to look into top schools to enhance your experience. According to the Education Portal, The University of Missouri and Northwestern University are the top ranked schools for prospering journalism students to attend. My Many Eyes Data Visualization displays the remaining top colleges.