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New Dues Structure effective October 1, 2016

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Full membership on an income-based sliding scale
Regular Members with income over $200,000 $325
$135,000-199,999 $276
$100,000-134,999 $246
$80,000-99,999 $212
$60,000-79,999 $191
$50,000-59,999 $175
$40,000-49,999 $145
$30,000-39,999 $98
Under $30,000 $78

Full membership at a reduced rate for those who have retired from the profession
Retired over $25,000 $66
Retired under $25,000 $40

Member Types
Life Members
Full Membership for life. A good value for early to mid-career political scientists.
Targeted International Members (TIM)
For scholars in non-OECD countries.
More on TIM Membership
Associate Members
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 .
Family Members
Available to spouses and domestic partners of professional and life members. Does not include journal subscriptions.
K-12 Educator
Intended for K-12 educators. Includes subscription to PS only.
Student Members
Membership at a substantially reduced rate for undergraduate and graduate students. Seven-year limit on eligibility.
Unemployed Members
Membership at a substantially reduced rate. Two-year limit on eligibility.


 Graduate Programs
30+ Faculty $2,141
21-30 Faculty $1,617
11-20 Faculty $936
Less than 11 Faculty $531
 Undergraduate Programs
5+ Faculty $411
Less than 5 faculty $244
DSP Members
Community College $110
High Schools $110

Level One $900
Level Two $1,250
Level Three $1,750


 International Political Science Association (IPSA)*
Regular Membership - 2 years $190
Senior Membership - 2 years $130
Student Membership - 1 year $55
Student Membership - 2 years $90
Lifetime Membership $1500
 International Political Science Association Global South Membership (available to residents of selected countries)
Individual Membership - 2 years $90
Life Membership $1500
Student Membership - 1 year $7
Student Membership - 2 years $12
Senior Membership (65 and over) -2 years $40
 International Political Science Abstracts (optional subscription - 6 issues per year)
1 year                                                                                                                         $105
2 year $210
 American Historical Association (AHA)  (Individuals who wish to pay AHA dues via APSA)
AHA-Associate Membership $93
AHA 3-year Associate Membership  $279

* IPSA membership runs from January 1st to December 31st of each year. You will receive all publications printed during the year of your membership, including past issues of the current year.

Prefer to send in a paper Membership Form? Download it here. 

Mail Attention to:
APSA Member Services
1527 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206

APSA Membership 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.

American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206
(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

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