Membership Types

The categories for membership are: Student Member, Masters Level Member, Limited Licensed Post-Doctoral Fellow Member, Doctorate Level (<10 years) Member, Doctorate Level (10+ years) Member, Emeritus-Retired Member, and Sustaining Member.  Each member of any class of members has equal rights with all members of that same class.

MPA Membership Fees for 2022:

Student Member - $25
Maters Level Member - $150
Limited Licensed Post-Doctoral Fellow Member - $100
Doctorate Level, <10 years, Member - $150
Doctorate Level, 10+ years, Member - $250
Emeritus-Retired Member - $125
Sustaining Member - $500

***MPA has reduced fees for early career psychologists and post-doctoral fellows in an effort to make MPA membership more accessible!  Consider joining MPA membership in October!

  1. Doctorate Level Member
    • To be a Doctorate Level Member, the Member must have completed and been awarded a Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited institution, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association. Doctoral Level Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership.
    • The Doctorate Level Member type is subdivided into two categories: Early Career Psychologist (<10 years from graduation) and Mid/Late Career Psychologist (10+ years from graduation).  MPA made this change to stay consistent with the American Psychological Association membership categories. 
  1. Masters Level Member
    • To be a Masters Level Member, the Member must have completed and been awarded a Masters degree in Psychology from an accredited institution, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association. Masters Level Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership.  
  1. Student Member
    • To be a Student Member, the Member must be an active graduate student studying Psychology at an institution deemed suitable by the board, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association. Student Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership.
  1. Emeritus-Retired Member 
    • To be an Emeritus-Retired Member, the Member must be retired from active practice of Psychology, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association.  Emeritus-Retired Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership. 
  1. Sustaining Member
    • MPA members looking to help MPA thrive and continue the work of MPA can choose to become Sustaining Members.  To be a Sustaining Member, the member must have paid his/her/their current dues amount and any additional amount, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association. Sustaining Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership.  Sustaining Members have chosen to pay additional money to help MPA continue with its mission. 
  1. Affiliate Member
    • Affiliate Members must be approved by the Board pursuant to Article III and will have no vote at any vote put to the membership. Benefits to Affiliate Members include:  Access to membership list without cost for purposes approved by the MPA Board. Affiliate Members who are duly incorporated and designated as IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status may request the use of various mechanisms (e.g., on renewal form, on website) for fundraising solicitation at no cost. Affiliate Members with 501(c)(3) IRS status may request administrative support such as bookkeeping, donor list maintenance, etc.  A strategic alliance agreement is drafted and authorized by the board of directors of both organizations delineating specific shared duties and costs thereof.