Members are eligible to access a variety of benefits, apply for conference scholarships and fee waivers, participate in mentoring, advocacy, and awards programs. Learn more about the benefits of joining the MPSA. MPSA does not invoice or accept purchase orders, wire transfers, or bank transfers as payment. All membership purchases are non-refundable.

Memberships may be purchased or renewed three ways:

Online – You must sign in with your username and password. If you do not have a username and password, create one here.
By Mail – Send payment via check or credit card with your completed application
By Phone – Call (812) 558-0588 Ext. 10

Professional Membership

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:

Annual Income $100,000+ $237
Annual Income $60,000 – $99,999 $191
Annual Income $50,000 – $59,999 $160
Annual Income < $50,000 $129

2-Year Membership with a DIGITAL ONLY, Quarterly Subscription to the American Journal of Political Science

The 2-Year Digital Membership is an entirely online membership which includes digital access to the quarterly publication and past issues of the American Journal of Political Science (no printed materials).

Please note, the publisher of the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) has discontinued the option for individual print subscriptions to the journal. As a result, MPSA memberships featuring a print subscription to the AJPS are no longer available. All MPSA memberships available for purchase now feature a digital-only delivery of the AJPS on a quarterly basis.

Graduate Student Membership

Graduate Student Membership is available exclusively to current graduate students. Students receive all of the benefits of professional membership, including the 2-Year Digital subscription to the American Journal of Political Science. Proof of current status may be requested.

Graduate Student Membership

$93

Undergraduate Student Membership

Undergraduate Student Membership is available exclusively to current undergraduate students. Students receive all of the benefits of professional membership, including the 2-Year Digital subscription to the American Journal of Political Science. Proof of current status may be requested.

Undergraduate Student Membership

$52

Retiree Membership

Retiree Membership is available to retired professionals. Retirees receive all of the benefits of professional membership, including the 2-Year Digital subscription to the American Journal of Political Science.

Retiree Membership

$68

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime Membership is available to all individuals within the discipline who wish to support the association while making the career investment to ensure continual MPSA membership without interruption. Lifetime Members pay no further dues to the association and are recognized each year at the annual conference. Lifetime members receive all of the benefits of professional membership, including the 2-Year Digital subscription to the American Journal of Political Science.

Lifetime Membership

$3090

Developing Nations Complimentary Membership

To encourage broad participation in the Association, the Midwest Political Science Association is offering a limited number of complimentary two-year digital memberships to political science scholars in 139 developing countries (as defined by the World Bank for the 2015 fiscal year). This program will allow access to MPSA membership benefits including electronic access to the American Journal of Political Science, the association’s monthly electronic newsletter, and other member benefits for a period of twenty-four months. Learn more and apply here.