Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

The Towson University history department sponsors the Theta Beta Chapter of the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. Professors  and  are currently the faculty advisors.

Phi Alpha Theta’s mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, education, publication, and the discussion of ideas among historians. The group strives to bring students, teachers, writers, and those with a passion for history together both intellectually and socially.

Visit our website for more detailed information about upcoming events and our chapter members! 

Applications for membership are open through the first two full months of the fall and spring semesters. An initiation ceremony is held each spring to honor the year's initiates and get together with current members. Theta Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Towson University is open to students who meet the following criteria:

  • at least 12 hours of history coursework completed at Towson University
  • grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • history grade point average of at least 3.1 at Towson University
  • one-time payment of membership fee: $45

To apply, please download our Membership Application Form. If you don’t meet the requirements above, you can still apply for local membership! Please direct all questions and applications to