Faculty Grants

Danish Ministry of Innovation and Higher Education


The faculty and graduate students in The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication are actively involved as members of the following associations:

The National Communication Association

The Western States Communication Association

Frequently Asked Questions

Reputation, Size and Location

How does the school rank against other programs in the discipline?
ASU is an internationally recognized research institution and center for the promotion of cultural and performing arts. It is a leading center for research and technological advancement. The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication is ranked highly in NCA's Doctoral Program Reputational Studies.

B.I.S. with COM Concentration

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program (B.I.S.) is a university-wide degree program that enables students to create interdisciplinary specialties that prepare them for careers in a world that increasingly bridges academic disciplines. Students pursue two subject-area concentrations that represent academic interests they wish to integrate into a meaningful program. A four-course core offers students the intellectual tools to identify connections between their concentrations and engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving.

Advising Guides and Curriculum Checksheets

Advising guides for specific catalog years are listed below. The curriculum check sheet is an advising form used to assist students in understanding the requirements for a degree in communication.

Graduate Faculty in Communication

Doctoral Chair eligible faculty member

Janet K. Alberts* | jess.alberts@asu.edu | President's Professor, Human Communication

Empty Space Season 2009-2010

[Hog Butcher(s) for the World]: Young performance scholars visit, embody and emerge from the [stockyard],  
written and performed by Nicole Martin, Julie McLaughlin-Hester, Lydia Nelson
October 23-24