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Phi Alpha Theta

 Phi Alpha Theta

Welcome to the home page of the CSUN chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for history students. Founded in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta currently has over 350,000 members across the country. For more information on the national organization, visit the  Phi Alpha Theta website

What are the requirements?

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible if . . .

• you have completed 12 units (4 courses) in history and

• you have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and a GPA in history of 3.1 or better.

If you are a graduate student, you are eligible if . . .

• you have completed at least 12 units towards a master's degree in history and

• you have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

 What are the benefits? 

Membership in Phi Alpha Theta . . .

• is an honor and an important addition to your résumé.

• allows you to compete for a wide range of PAT-sponsored scholarships and prizes.

• gives you opportunities to participate in PAT conferences.

 • connects you to other students and scholars who love history.

 Becoming a member 

Please wait until the spring semester to submit your application. All new memberships are processed once a year, usually in late April, with an induction ceremony and party that follows in mid-May. To become a member, you may click on the link below or go to the History Department office in 612 Sierra Tower and fill out a form. In order to complete your membership, please submit a one-time membership fee of $50 to Dr. Neirick. Cash is preferred, but if writing a check, please see advisor for more information.

Membership Application

If you have additional questions, you may reach the Phi Alpha Theta Advisor, Dr. Miriam Neirick at