Psychologists belong to APA to identify with, support and advance psychology. APA advocates for the field and provides you with direct benefits to meet your professional needs.
The member category is intended for those who have received a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
To apply for the member category, you must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field from a regionally accredited graduate or professional school or a school that achieved such accreditation within five years of the doctoral degree (or a school of similar standing outside of the United States).
This degree must be based, in part, upon a psychological dissertation or other evidence of proficiency in psychological scholarship.
Degrees from foreign institutions must show U.S. equivalency. APA may require additional information to evaluate qualifications for membership.
Applications may be submitted at any time. If your application is approved between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, your membership 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.
Members 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 member, you may order back-issues from previous years of any APA journal at member rates.
Membership 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 membership eligibility, contact the Membership Department.
APA Membership Department
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