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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
Individuals who possess a doctoral degree in psychology (or related field) from an accredited institution or can show evidence of sustained contributions to scientific psychology. Annual dues are $242 and include print and online access to all APS journals.

Postdoc
Individuals who have earned their PhD and are currently engaged in postdoctoral research are eligible for a reduced rate membership. Annual dues are $137 and include print and online access to all APS journals.

Associate Member
Individuals who are active in the field of psychology (or related field) and whose terminal degree is not a doctoral degree. Annual dues are $150 and include print and online access to all APS journals.

Graduate Student Affiliate
Individuals who have received a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and are (or expect 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. Annual dues are $88 and include print and online access to all APS journals.

Undergraduate Student Affiliate
Full-time students pursuing an Associate or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in psychology or related field at an accredited degree-granting institution. Annual dues are $43 and include online access to all APS journals.


Additional Membership Options

Retired
Members in good standing who are retired and over age 65 may renew at a reduced dues rate. Annual dues are $92 and include print and online access to all APS journals.

Lifetime
Individuals who qualify as Members may elect to pay one-time dues of $5,000 for lifetime membership in APS.

Reduced membership dues rates are available to scientists in countries defined as low and lower middle income by the World Bank and are automatically applied during the membership join process.

APS membership is effective January 1 through December 31. If you join APS any time after September 1, your membership will start immediately and extend through the next calendar year.