APS Membership Categories

Memberships are available for psychological scientists and academics, teachers, administrators, and students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Individual Membership Categories

Member ($220)

APS membership applicants must possess a doctoral degree in psychology (or related field) from an accredited institution or be able to show evidence of sustained contributions to scientific psychology.

Lifetime Member ($5,000)

Applicants who qualify as Members may elect to pay a one-time dues fee for lifetime membership in APS.

Retired ($84)

Members who are retired or over 65 may join/renew as Retired members.

Postdoc ($124)

Members who have earned their PhD and are currently engaged in postdoctoral research are eligible for this reduced rate membership.

First-Year PhD ($124)

This early-career discount is for members who are joining or renewing within one year of earning their PhD. This discount category may only be used for one membership year.

Member – Spouse Rate ($107)

This membership option is open to those who would otherwise be enrolled as a Member, but have a spouse who is also a current dues-paying APS Member. To qualify for this discount, one’s spouse must be enrolled as either a Member or Retired (with print journals only) member. Spouse Rate members do not receive print copies of APS journals, but do receive the Observer and have online access to APS journals.

Graduate Student Affiliate ($82)

Applicant has received a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and is (or expects to be) enrolled as a full-time student pursuing an advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in psychology or any related field at an accredited degree-granting institution.

Undergraduate Student Affiliate ($40)

To qualify, the applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology or any related field at an accredited degree-granting institution. Candidates who join/renew upon completion of their Bachelor’s degree program must join as Graduate Student Affiliates.