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An Introduction

Phi Alpha Theta, an international Historical Honor Society, was first formed on March 17, 1921, at the University of Arkansas. At this time it has approximately 850 active chapters. Since its beginning, Phi Alpha Theta has had more than 200,000 members in all 50 of the United States.

As a professional society, Phi Alpha Theta promotes the study of history through the exchange of learning and ideas amongst historians, excellent teaching, and the encouragement and publication of research.

Both students and professors gain the opportunity to meet distinguished historians and to present their own research papers at its biennial convention.


Undergraduate students must have junior standing or better, and must be in the upper thirty-five percent of their class.

Undergraduate students must also have completed at least 12 semester hours in History with a grade point average of 3.1 or better for said courses and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Graduate students must have completed 12 semester hours or more in History as well as thirty percent of the residency requirements of the Master's Degree in History and have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

If you are interested in membership in Phi Alpha Theta or just want information concerning upcoming Alpha Alpha Kappa Chapter events, please contact the chapter's faculty adviser, Dr. Lance Janda, by telephone at 580-581-2499 or via e-mail at

Annual Phi Alpha Theta/Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians Conference

Each year historians and history students at undergraduate and graduate levels gather to present their work to one another at the PAT/OAPH Conference, which provides an opportunity for undergraduates to have a first professional experience and a chance for graduate students and professional historians to exchange views and ideas with one another.