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Member Benefits

An MPSA membership provides you with access to the leading scholarship, events, professional resources, and networking opportunities in the field of political science. As an MPSA member you can:

Receive a subscription to the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) and full access to past AJPS articles.

Access the MSPA Job Board, a curated listing of tenure-track faculty positions, postdocs, and alt-academic openings that is updated daily and allows you to search and filter positions by subfield.

Enjoy discounted registration for the MPSA Annual Conference.

Participate in MPSA Mentoring Programs open to members of all career stages.

Browse our curated listing of grants and funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students.

Showcase your published research at the annual conference and online via the MPSA Bookshelf, which is shared with the public.

Discover a variety of professional resources related to publication, teaching, research, and career advancement, including a 50% off discount for an individual JSTOR subscription.

Stay informed of developments and opportunities in the discipline with a subscription to the Member Newsletter.

Inclusive Membership Fees

To ensure access for all political science scholars from all income levels and career-stages, membership dues for professionals are charged on an income-based sliding scale. Accurate representation of your income level reflects your commitment to your colleagues and the discipline. We ask that all professional members, including new and renewing members, determine their dues rate according to the following schedule:

Membership Level

Cost for 2-Year Membership

Professional, Income < $50,000 $149
Professional, Income $50,000 – $74,999 $187
Professional, Income $75,000 – $99,999 $220
Professional, Income $100,000 – $149,000 $275
Professional, Income $150,000 – $199,999 $303
Professional, Income > $200,000 $330
Retiree $70
Graduate Student $105
Undergraduate Student $55
Lifetime Membership $3,500