Why become a member?

In addition to the MPSA membership benefits below, members are also eligible to: apply for conference scholarships and fee waivers, participate in awards honoring outstanding research, MPSA’s Wikipedia Initiative, advocacy programs held in conjunction with the Consortium of Social Science Associationsmentoring and networking receptions at the annual conference, the MPSA Academic Year Mentoring Program, and opportunities to get involved throughout the year. View MPSA membership rates here.

The American Journal of Political Science (AJPS): Receive four print issues of the American Journal of Political Science (print membership only). All  members (print and electronic) are granted convenient online (and app) access to current and past volumes.

Discounted registration for the MPSA Annual Conference. Join more than 5,000 of your peers (from every state and 60+ countries) for one of the largest, most important conferences in the discipline.

Conference Roundtable Audio RecordingsStream audio from roundtable discussions presented at the MPSA Annual Conferences on SoundCloud or download to listen offline.

Member NewsletterReceive the MPSA newsletter in your inbox each month. Delivered mid-month, the newsletter for members includes the latest open positions as well as news from the discipline.

Scholarships: Members are eligible to apply for various conference childcare awards, registration fee waivers, Graduate Student Travel Scholarships to assist with MPSA conference travel.

Job Placement/Position OpeningsMPSA members can now access continually-added open positions in the discipline.

Conference Paper Repository: Members can access the annual conference paper repository to access to papers presented at the annual conference and bookmark for future reference.

Discount from JPASS: Your personal access plan to a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals on JSTOR is 50% off with your membership

MPSA Communities: Join a community to share ideas, exchange resources, and connect with like-minded peers in the discipline. MPSA members have access to the content, resources, and people within communities dedicated to career advancement, academic writing, teaching and learning, advocacy, and public engagement.