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Phi Alpha Theta

PATPhi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. The HPU department of history inducts new members each spring.

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. A maximum of 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.

Keep up with the HPU chapter’s activities on their Facebook page.

For more information, see the national organization’s homepage.


PAT and awards 2015


Congratulations to the 2015 Phi Alpha Theta inductees and award winners!


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