The article discusses the development of a hybrid master degree program by the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada in Reno. Since the journalism faculty of the school is too small to offer a full-service master's degree, the school developed a hybrid program that integrates systematic research with practice-based education. The program is designed to equip students with knowledge in academic research in preparation to doctoral studies. The program also emphasizes the study of mass media to prepare students for professional careers in broadcast journalism.
Coulson, D. C., & Linn, T. (1995). The hybrid master’s degree: Combining research with practice. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 24(2), 127–131.