Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional honor 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.

Established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas, Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an honor society for undergraduate, graduate students, and professors in history. Currently there are over 860 local chapters and 350,000 members.

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.

Membership Requirements:

Undergraduate students

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

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.

2019 - 2020 Initiation Ceremony

James Union Building, Room 100

The Initiation Ceremony will be Thursday, November 14th at 5 p.m. in JUB, Room 100 with light refreshments. Our speaker will be Tiffany R. Peterson, PhD., Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, and History at Vanderbilt University.

 2019-2020 Initiates2019-2020 Initiation Speaker: Tiffany R. Patterson, PhD

2019-2020 Initiates, and Initiation Speaker, Dr. Tiffany R. Patterson.

2017 Initiates

  • Lydia Harris
  • Sherry Teal
  • James Morton
  • Christina Smith
  • Catherine Latham

2017 Phi Alpha Theta initiates with Dr. Kyle MaysPhi Alpha Theta initiate

2017 Initiation- Special thanks to our guest speaker, Dr. Kyle Mays.

 

Field Trip to the Frist Museum

pat trip

Conferences

Regional conferences are held annually and national conferences are held biannually. The 2017 conference will be held April 1, 2017 at University of Tennessee, Martin.

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: Aaron Treadwell, Aaron.Treadwell@mtsu.edu
Link to Phi Alpha Theta: http://phialphatheta.org

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Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Interim Chair
Emily Baran

Undergraduate
(615) 904-8164

Graduate
(615) 898-5798

Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631 

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Oral History Association

The executive offices of the OHA have opened at MTSU and will be here for the next five years. The office will be co-directed by Albert Gore Research Center Director Louis Kyriakoudes and History Professor Kristine McCusker.

Main Office
Peck Hall 217
615-898-2544