Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta, an international honor society for historians, is composed of chapters in properly accredited colleges and universities. All students who have completed a required number of history courses and are maintaining high standards in such an institution are eligible for membership.

Requirements For Membership:


An undergraduate student must have completed at least twelve semester hours in history, with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. In addition, a student must have at least a 3.0 grade point average in two-thirds of the remainder of his/her work, and must rank in the top 35% of the class.


A graduate student must have completed at least one-third of the residence requirements for the Masters Degree and maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average for all graduate courses before becoming eligible for election to membership.


Faculty members with the rank of instructor or above who are teaching in the field of history are eligible for membership.

Scholarship Awards:

Phi Alpha Theta offers its members scholarships for graduate study

The A.F. Zimmerman Scholarship of $1,250
The John Pine Memorial Award of $1,000
The Donald B. Hoffman Scholarships, four awards in the amount of $750 each