Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. Only 3 credit hours of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement. Membership is not limited to History majors.
Graduate students should have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours towards their Master's Degree in History, have a GPA of better than 3.5, and shall have completed approximately 30% of the residence requirements for the Master's Degree.
Regional conferences are held annually and national conferences are held biannually.
This year's regional conference was held at Belmont University on February 23, 2013. Four MTSU students attended.
Next year's Phi Alpha Theta conference will be held at Tennessee Tech University, Cookville. February 2014
The Biannual National Convention will be held January 2-5, 2014 at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
These conferences are good places to meet other history students and exchange ideas. Students who are interested in presenting papers at these conferences are encouraged to contact the Faculty advisor.
Links and Contacts
MTSU Faculty advisor: Yüan-ling Chao, email@example.com
Link to Phi Alpha Theta: http://phialphatheta.org