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Department of History and Philosophy
College of Liberal Arts


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Phi Alpha Theta


Students are cordially invited to apply for membership in the international honor society, Phi Alpha Theta.  Phi Alpha Theta cultivates the scholarly pursuit of historical study. 


Our Mission

We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.


Why join?

Members can 

  • present papers at regional, national, and international fora.
  • compete for prizes and awards,
  • compete for scholarships.

Above all, you will be identified as a member of a nationally recognized scholastic honors society.


Who can be a member?

You can join if

  • you are an undergraduate who has completed at least 12 hours in history with a 3.1 GPA  and an overall 3.0 GPA.
  • you are a graduate student who has completed 12 graduate hours in history and has an overall 3.5 GPA.



Members pay a one time fee of 60 dollars for a lifetime membership.  It may be possible to get aid if this is a financial hardship.


For more information

Contact Dr. Mark Bernhardt ( / 601.979-2495) or visit the national organization’s website at





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For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2191.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



3rd floor suite, Dollye M. E. Robinson Building
P.O. Box 17700
Jackson MS 39217


(601) 979-2191