APSA offers individual memberships for current and retired faculty, students, K-12 educators, consultants, and researchers. APSA promotes scholarly research and discourse across the field of political science, while continuing to promote and expand professional opportunities. An APSA membership enables access to benefits that are offered by the various departments within APSA, including career resources, data on the profession, publications, and opportunities for professional development.
Full APSA membership based on a sliding income scale
|Income under $30,000
|Income $200,000 and above
|Income under $25,000
|Income over $25,000
|Intended for non-political scientists. Individuals may select one APSA journal to receive.
|Individuals who pay APSA dues via American Historical Association (AHA) are considered associate members.
|Full APSA membership at a substantially reduced rate for undergraduate and graduate students.
|Seven year limit on eligibility.
|Full APSA membership for life. This is a good value for early to mid-career political scientists.
|Full APSA membership at a substantially reduced rate. Two year limit on eligibility.
|Available to spouses and domestic partners of professional and life members. Does not include journal subscriptions.
|Intended for K-12 educators. Includes subscription to PS only.
“Like everyone else, I came to the website for the job ads and I stayed for the rest. As my career has progressed, I am finding the utility of all the useful information that the website and organization can provide—especially as my administrative obligations increase. The annual conference is one of the few that I never miss. I am always sure to get good feedback on my papers, learn about interesting new research and see old friends.” – Joseph Weinberg
APSA Refund Policy: Membership may be cancelled by contacting the APSA
membership department by e-mail at
or by mail; however, APSA does not offer refunds for cancelled memberships.