Academic Honors

Honor Societies

Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society is for counseling professionals and professionals-in-training. This honor society is dedicated to excellence in scholarship, research, and clinical practice. Membership is open to qualified graduate clinical mental health counseling, pastoral counseling, and school counseling students. Students must have completed one or more terms of full-time counseling study or its equivalent with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5.

Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business is open to qualified juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the B.B.A. and M.B.A. programs. Eligibility is determined in early October for the fall induction ceremony. Graduate students must have completed at least 75% of their Marymount University M.B.A. program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 in their M.B.A. courses.

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education dedicated to those demonstrating high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the field. Membership is open to graduate students, undergraduates, and exceptional local leaders in education. Graduate students must have completed 12 hours of education coursework, be fully accepted into the teacher-education program, and have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only, extended by Marymount University (Chapter 351) officers. Those invited to membership include the top 7.5% of juniors (72+ credit hours, with at least 24 of those credits completed at Marymount), the top 10% of seniors (90+ credit hours, with at least 24 of those credits completed at Marymount), and the top 10% of graduate students (with a minimum of 18 credit hours completed at Marymount). Eligible members are invited in the fall and spring semesters, with one induction ceremony in the spring semester.

Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology is open to psychology students who have completed at least 12 semester credits (or completed nine and currently registered for three) of psychology courses. Graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Students in good standing receive a card and certificate of membership.

Sigma Tau Delta is an international honor society for students majoring or minoring in English. Membership is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible for membership, graduate students must have completed at least nine credits in their graduate program and have a minimum GPA of 3.7.

Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society in nursing, is open to graduate nursing students who have completed one quarter of their coursework leading to the master’s degree, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and demonstrate academic integrity. Applications must be endorsed by two members of Sigma Theta Tau, one of whom must be a nursing faculty member.

The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first and only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, cyber and information security, and all protective security disciplines. It is open to students in the forensic and legal psychology M.A. intelligence studies concentration. The mission of the society shall be to promote critical thinking, high scholarship, and professional development; to further enhance the ethical standards of the protective security professions; and to cultivate a high order of personal living. In addition to its academic purpose, the society is strongly committed to helping communities prepare for safety and emergency conditions and sponsors many types of informational events throughout the year.

Upsilon Phi Delta is the health care management honor society. Membership is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible, graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and/or be in the top 10% of their class. Members are selected on the basis of academic achievement, service to the community, and/or contributions to the health care management profession.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the information technology honor society. Membership is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. To be eligible, graduate students must have completed 18 graduate credits with a minimum GPA of 3.6, exclusive of research and seminar courses.