Honor Society: Phi Alpha Theta

History Honor Society - Phi Alpha Theta

Undergraduates interested in applying for membership in Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society can inquire with the Undergraduate Advisor.  The application process occurs once a year, usually in February.

Applicants must have completed at least four History courses at Penn. Study abroad and transfer credits will not be counted toward those four. Admission to Phi Alpha Theta requires a minimum GPA of 3.5 in History courses and a minimum overall GPA at Penn of 3.2. 


Application Instructions - deadline March 5, 2021 at noon

  1. Download and complete the application form:
    Phi Alpha Theta Application (Microsoft Word Document)
  2. Locate your unofficial transcript on Penn in Touch.  Copy and paste the unofficial transcript onto the second page of the application.
  3. Rename the application file so that it matches your last name. (E.g., "Fabella.doc".) 
  4. Email completed applications to Dr. Fabella (fabella@sas.upenn.edu) by noon on Friday, March 5, 2021.  

Accepted students will be notified by the end of March.  Details on this year's induction ceremony will be announced at that time. 

In addition, Phi Alpha Theta applicants and members are strongly encouraged to participate in and join the History Student Society (HSS)