If you have a master's degree or two years of graduate study in psychology or a related field at a regionally accredited institution, you are eligible to become an associate of APA.

You will immediately see the substantial benefits of being an APA associate member. 

Initially, associate members may not vote or hold office in APA. However after five consecutive years of membership, associate members may vote. 

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Eligibility
  • To apply for the associate members category, you must have a master's degree or have completed two years of graduate study in psychology or a related field at a regionally accredited institution. Degrees from foreign institutions must show U.S. equivalency.

  • APA may require additional information to evaluate qualifications for membership.

  • Associate applications may be submitted at any time. If your application is approved between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, your associate status will be predated to Jan. 1 of the same year and your paid journal subscriptions will be backordered to the first of the year. Your subscriptions to the Monitor on Psychology and the American Psychologist will begin on the date of acceptance and continue through the year, with no back issues sent.
  • Associates who join APA between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 will enjoy membership through the next calendar year. Your subscriptions to the Monitor on Psychology and the American Psychologist will begin with the next available issue, with no back issues sent.

  • All journal subscriptions are for one calendar year only. As an APA associate, you may order back-issues from previous years of any APA journal at member rates.

  • Associate status is effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. You will receive an invoice each year when it is time to renew your subscriptions and your membership.

For more information on eligibility as an associate, contact APA's Membership Department.

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