Worcester State University
History & Political Science Department

Phi Alpha Theta

Upsilon Rho Chapter
The WSU History and Political Science Department maintains the Upsilon Rho chapter of the national honor society for students majoring in history, Phi Alpha Theta. The standards are:

  • 18 credit hours in history
  • A G.P.A. of 3.25 (almost a B+) in those history courses
  • An overall 3.0 (B) in all your college course work.

Students who meet these requirements may be "inducted" (invited) to join the honor society.  If your grades meet the above standards, you will be asked to submit your latest transcript for Worcester State University as well as transcripts from other colleges you may have attended to the faculty advisor, Prof. Tanya Mears, or to the departmental secretary, Ms. Cindy Donahue. The initiations take place each spring. Honorees will receive a certificate of lifelong membership and a year's subscription to The Historian.
Phi Alpha Theta is 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. Membership in the society is proof of superior achievement and can be cited on applications to graduate school or to jobs.

For more information about the society, please contact:

Dr. Tanya Mears


Links of Interest
  Department Brochure (PDF)
  Center for the Study of Human Rights at Worcester State
  The American Historical Association
  The Organization of American Historians
  The New England Historical Association
  American Political Science Association
  Center for History and New Media

  Contact Us

  History and Political
  Science Department
  Worcester State University
  486 Chandler Street
  Worcester, MA 01602

  Sullivan 327



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