Membership

In both the Fall and Spring we induct new members into Phi Alpha Theta through an induction ceremony. To become a member of the Tau Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, you need:

  • a 3.3 GPA in History and a 3.0 GPA overall. Graduate students applying must have a 3.5 GPA in History and completed 30% of residence requirements for the Master's degree.
  • 12 credit hours of History completed, with at least 6 of those History hours taken at Baylor. Up to 6 hours of transfer credit or CBE (AP, Dual Credit, etc.) may count toward the 12 History credit hours requirement. We generally count Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) courses too!
  • to submit a Membership Application (available in the History office, Tidwell 215, or online below) and an unofficial transcript (available on BearWeb) by the deadline set for each semester.
  • once accepted, a $70 PAT lifetime membership fee is due to the History Department office.

Applications are due by February 28, 2019 to Dr. Julie deGraffendried for the Spring 2019 semester.

For the online version of the application, please click the following link: Membership Application