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Individual Membership

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.

↕ Professional Membership

Full APSA membership based on a sliding income scale

  One-Year Membership Three-Year Membership
Income under $30,000 $78 $222
$30,000-$39,999 $98 $279
$40,000-$49,999 $145 $413
$50,000-$59,999 $175 $499
$60,000-$79,999 $191 $544
$80,000-$99,999 $212 $604
$100,000-$134,999 $246 $701
$135,000-$199,999 $276 $787
Income $200,000 and above $325 $926

↕ Retired Membership

  One-Year Membership Three-Year Membership
Income under $25,000 $40 $114
Income over $25,000 $66 $188

↕ Associate Membership

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 One-year Membership Three-Year Membership
  $75 $214

↕ Student Membership

Full APSA membership at a substantially reduced rate for undergraduate and graduate students. One-Year Membership Three-Year Membership
Seven year limit on eligibility. $52 $148

↕ Life Membership

Full APSA membership for life. This is a good value for early to mid-career political scientists. $4000

↕ Unemployed Membership

Full APSA membership at a substantially reduced rate. Two year limit on eligibility. $45

↕ Targeted International Membership

For scholars in non-OECD countries. Learn more about TIM membership. One-Year Membership Three-Year Membership
  $45 $128

↕ Family Membership

Available to spouses and domestic partners of professional and life members. Does not include journal subscriptions. One-Year Membership Three-Year Membership
  $34 $97

↕ K-12 Educator

  One-Year Membership Three-Year Membership
Intended for K-12 educators. Includes subscription to PS only. $50 $143

Member Highlight

“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, Member since 2005

APSA Refund Policy: Membership may be cancelled by contacting the APSA membership department by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail; however, APSA does not offer refunds for cancelled memberships.


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Washington, DC 20036-1206
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