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 main 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 main History office.

Applications for Fall 2019 should be turned in to the main History Department office (Tidwell 215) by Thursday, October 10.

For a PDF version of the application, please click Membership Application.