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Membership in the MPSA

Support the advancement of research in all areas of political science through membership in the Midwest Political Science Association. The MPSA also supports research through awards and scholarships, including the Emerging Scholar Award and the Sophonisba Breckinridge Award for the best paper on the topic of women and politics.

Regular membership is for twelve months and includes one printed volume plus online access to the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS). Digital membership is for twenty-four months and includes online access to the AJPS.

Membership Categories

  • Professional Membership (for those who are actively involved in the field)
  • Retired Membership (for individuals who are retired but wish to remain active in the field)
  • Student Membership (for graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university)
  • Lifetime Membership (ensure MPSA membership without interruption) - See the list of Lifetime Members. 


Benefits for MPSA Members

The American Journal of Political Science (AJPS). Receive four print issues of one of the most respected journals in the field (regular membership only). All MPSA memberships are allowed convenient online access to issues from the current volume and the past several volumes of AJPS

MPSA Members Receive Exclusive Access to AJPS App - Keep up to date with the most recent research in political science. Complete issues and individual articles are now available in the AJPS app!   

Discounted registration for the MPSA Annual Conference. Join thousands of others for one of the largest, most important conferences in the United States.

Conference Roundtable Audio Recordings. Download MP3 files of roundtable discussions presented at the MPSA Annual Conferences.

Member Newsletter. Receive the MPSA newsletter in our inbox each month. Delivered mid-month, the newsletter contains the latest news from the association, the discipline and relevant information from related social science organizations.

MPSA Communities: MPSA members can now share resources, ask questions, and engage with colleagues via the MPSA communities! Use your username and password for to log in to the MPSA Communities. Need a refresher? Click here for Login Help

New member welcome on the MPSA website. Click here to see our new members for last month!

Conference Paper Archive.  Get access to papers presented at the Annual Conference from 2004 on, and bookmark papers for future reference

Student Members are eligible to apply for the Harrell Rodgers Graduate Student Travel Scholarship

JPASS: Your personal access plan to a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals on JSTOR. Access the most influential research and ideas published in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences over centuries-anywhere, anytime.

MPSA Members receive 35% discount on all books from Wiley.  

Harrell Rodgers Graduate Student Travel Scholarship
Harrell Rodgers Graduate Student Travel Scholarship