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Personal value. Community support. Professional growth.
Join APA’s community of psychologists and keep up with advancements inside and outside of your field, keep your skills up to date, connect with other psychologists and advance your career.

All APA memberships include: one year subscriptions to American Psychologist and Monitor on Psychology; the ability to join one of APA’s 54 topical divisions; unlimited access to members-only career and professional development information; deep discounts on the APA Annual Convention and APA’s full catalogue of CE programs; and much more.

Plus, you’ll feel good knowing your participation and dues support a variety of activities and programs that help move society, and psychology, forward. From advancing psychology education, training and research, to critical work on health disparities, your membership helps APA use psychology to make a difference.

Types of Membership

Member

Requirements: Doctoral degree in psychology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Associate

Requirements: Master's degree or two years of graduate study in psychology or a related field at a regionally accredited institution.

International Affiliate

Requirements: Must be a member of the psychological association of the country in which they reside or present evidence of appropriate qualifications.

Graduate Student Affiliate

Requirements: Must be a graduate student taking courses in psychology. Graduate student dues include membership in the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

Undergraduate Student Affiliate

Requirements: Must be an undergraduate student taking courses in psychology. Undergrads may join the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

High School Student Affiliate

Requirements: Must be a high school student. High school affiliates may join the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

Community College Teacher Affiliate

Requirements: Must be a psychology teacher at a two-year institution.

High School Teacher Affiliate

Requirements: Must be a psychology teacher at a secondary school otherwise not eligible for APA membership.

Life status

Requirements: Must have belonged to APA for 25 years and have reached the age of 65.

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