Feb 23, 2019

Mu Alpha Theta: Math Honor Society

  • Crimson Education
  • USA and 20 overseas countries
Competition Workshop Skill Building


Mu Alpha Theta is an honor society that recognises excellence in mathematics, offers scholarships, organises conventions and provides competitions. The name of Mu Alpha Theta is a Greek transliteration of the word ’math’, in keeping with the organisation’s subject of interest.

Their aim is in inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. Students can find and join Mu Alpha Theta chapters in schools across the country. In joining, they can meet others who are passionate about mathematics, receive the prestige of the society, and be eligible for the benefits such as scholarships, grants, awards and connections it offers. A good level of mathematics education and a B average is the minimum required to join, but local chapters may have specific requirements such as attending meetings, tutoring others, and participating in related activities.

The Mu Alpha Theta society also supports competitions such as the Log1 contest, the Rocket City Math League, and the Mathematical Minutes Video Contest. They hold an annual convention, with five days of competition and other math-related activities, as well as the chance for a school to be crowned national champions.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




A minimum GPA of 3.0 in mathematics is required

Participation Cost


Small membership dues; competitions are free to enter

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


To become a member, individuals must be high-achieving in mathemathics

Time Commitment


Depends on the events and conventions attended

Application Deadline

Depends on chapter

Application Process Includes

Depends on chapter and competition; usually a form, sometimes with a personal essay


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