Membership Types

Full Membership
Fee: $295.00 (discount available if you are a first-time member of MPA)
Requirements: Master’s level or higher degree in psychology and one year of experience practicing (Bachelor’s degree plus five years working may be approved). 

New! ECP Tiered Membership
We understand that Early Career Psychologists are the future of MPA and want to make accommodations for them to be able to join without worrying about costs. We welcome any psychologist who is within 10 years of graduating to join MPA at this discounted rate.*
Fee structure:

  • $49 first year
  • $96 second year
  • $175 third year
  • $225 fourth year
  • Full rate ($295) fifth year

*Current members (except student members) are ineligible to renew at this tiered pricing.
RequirementsMust be a new or lapsed (after five years) member to be eligible for this special membership offer and must be within 10 years of graduating. [Note: Former student members who are new graduates may join at this rate.]

Sustaining Membership
Fee:
 $410.00
Requirements: Master’s level or higher degree in psychology and one year of experience practicing (Bachelor’s degree plus five years working may be approved).
Benefit Details: All benefits plus a 15% discount on Annual Conference registration, and either two free three (3) hour Friday Forums or one six (6) hour Friday Forum

Retired Membership
Fee:
 $38.00
Requirements: Retired from professionally practicing.
Benefit Details: Does not include legal consultation. Two hours of legal consultation can be added on for $45 with membership.

Academic Membership
Fee: 
$128.00
Requirements: Must be engaged in teaching, research or administration at an academic institution, and not engaged in the practice of psychology.
Benefit Details: Does not include legal consultation. Two hours of legal consultation can be added on for $45 with membership.

New or Returning (after five years) Member Introductory Rate
Fee:
 $96.00 for first year; $295 per year after
Requirements: This introductory rate is available to anyone who has either never been an MPA member or has not been a member for at least five years. [Note: Former student members who are new graduates may join MPA as a "new" member for one year at this introductory rate.]
Benefit Details: In order to participate in any of the listservs, you must be an MPA member who holds/held a license in psychology, or a student member who is a graduate student in a psychology program, and must be a member of the listserv’s division.

Student Membership
Fee: 
FREE - Student members need to renew every year although it is always free.
Requirements: Currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate psychology program or post doctoral fellow program, and not meeting the requirements for Full membership.
Benefit Details: Does not include voting or holding office, except within the Student Division, includes special discounted student rates on trainings and events. Also does not include legal consultation. Two hours of legal consultation can be added on for $45 with membership.

Associate Membership
Fee: 
$160.00
Requirements: From a variety of disciplines interested in or connected to psychology, and do not qualify for Full membership.
Benefit Details: Does not include voting, holding office, access to MPA's listservs, or legal consultation. Two hours of legal consultation can be added on for $45 with membership.

Reduced Dues for Financial Hardship or Permanent and Total Disability:  Full, Sustaining, Academic and Associate Members who cannot pay their regular MPA dues because of financial hardship may pay $79 and continue as members.  Hardship is defined as having an available income of less than $18,000 in the previous year and an expected income of less than $18,000 in the year for which dues are being billed. MPA may authorize reduced dues for persons who experience financial hardship due to unemployment, family leave, and disability, among other reasons. This option is not available for more than five years, for members who are reinstating (i.e., for dues owed for prior years), or for new members paying their initial dues.  Reduced dues apply only to MPA dues and not to any other fees. Permanently and totally disabled members may utilize reduced dues each year; please notify MPA of disability status.  To request reduced dues for financial hardship or permanent and total disability, contact the MPA office at [email protected] or 952-928-4657.

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