Not sure which member category applies to you? Please read the membership category descriptions below.
Are you a full-time practitioner working in the field of public administration? Then, join ASPA as a full member.
Full Member - $100
This category includes access to publications, including 3rd Class mailing of Public Administration Review (PAR) and PA TIMES as well as access to the archives for both publications online. It also includes membership in a local chapter. To join as a Full Member, click here.
Are you an individual that graduated less than two years ago? Are you in transition or working as a professional for less than two years int he field of public administration? Then, join ASPA as a new professional.
New Professional - $75.00
This category is available to individuals who have graduated within the last two years or someone who has been working in the field for less than two years. Members enjoy the full benefits of ASPA membership, at a reduced rate, including print and online publications as well as membership in a local chapter and all discounts on events and publications. This category is only available for a maximum of two years. To join as a New Professional, click here.
Are you currently enrolled in a university or college within the United States and prefer to receive and access ASPA benefits and services electronically only? Then, join ASPA and select our Electronic Student Membership
Electronic Student - $40.00
This category is for those enrolled at a college or university in the U.S.; it is limited to a maximum of three years. Individuals applying for this category are required to list their university/college on the membership applications. Students will receive all communications from ASPA in electronic format; this includes PAR and e-newsletters, but excludes PA TIMES, which will still be mailed to students. To join with an Electronic Student Membership, click here.
Are you currently enrolled in a university or college within the United States and prefer to receive your ASPA benefits and services in printed format as well as electronically? Then join ASPA as a Full Student.
Full Student - $75.00
This membership is available to those enrolled at a college or university in the U.S. and limited to a maximum of three years. Individuals must list the university/college when using this category. Students will receive all communications from ASPA by mail. To join as a Full Student, click here.
Are you a retired practitioner or academic over the age of 60 and have been a member of ASPA for 10 continuous years? Then, renew your membership with ASPA as a Senior Member
Senior Membership - $55 -
This category is open for ASPA members with 10 or more continuous years of membership and are 60 years of age or older and retired. To join as a Senor Member, click here.
Are you a practitioner, academic or student that resides outside the U.S., Canada or Mexico and prefer to receive services in printed format and access ASPA benefits and services, such as publications, correspondence and newsletters, electronically? Then, join ASPA as an International Mail Member.
International Mail Member - $100.00
This category is available to individuals living outside of the U.S., Canada or Mexico and not receiving mail at an APO or FPO address. To join as an International Member, click here.
Are you a practitioner, academic or student that resides outside of the U.S., Canada or Mexico and prefer to receive ASPA benefits and services, such as publications, correspondence and newsletters, electronically only? Then, join ASPA as an International Electronic Member.
International Electronic - $30.00
This membership is for individuals living outside of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Individuals will receive all communications from ASPA in electronic format. To join as an International Electronic Member, click here.
Do you have family members in your household that are working, teaching or studying in the field and would like to join a professional society? Then, have them join as a Family Member.
Family Membership - $35.00
This category is available for persons receiving mail at the same residence. One copy of PAR and PA TIMES will be provided to the family. Fee applies to each additional family member. Please indicate name(s) of additional family member(s) on the application form.
Show your commitment to the field of public administration by making a $20 contribution that is tax deductible.
Supporting Membership - $120.00
This covers general membership with a $20 contribution to ASPA that is eligible for a tax deduction. To make a contribution at this level with your membership, click here.
Join ASPA and show your commitment to the field of public administration by making a $120.00 contribution that is tax deductible.
Sustaining Membership - $220.00
This includes a $120 a contribution to ASPA that is eligible for a tax deduction. To make a contribution at this level with your membership, click here.
For your career commitment to ASPA, join as a Life Member.
Life Membership $3,500
This category is available to anyone who has been an ASPA member for at least 20 years. Payment can be made either as two equal installments over a two-year period or four equal installments over a four-year period. To apply for life membership, click here.
ASPA offers several additional membership groups tailored to members' needs. Members can join a Section or an additional chapter to maximize the membership experience. Click here for details.
ASPA takes pride in its contributions to the public service community. The Society, an international organization with members from across the United States and more than 49 countries, is comprised of local chapters, special interest sections, and more than 8,500 individual and agency-organization members, partners and supporters of public service. Together, we stimulate dialogue on relevant issues, foster professional development, network for information exchange and career advancement, promote pride in the public service, and recognize achievements in public service.
· An ASPA organizational membership demonstrates your support for excellence in public service
· Organizational members receive discounts on events and services and are among the first to hear about special opportunities
For additional details contact the membership department at 202-585-4309.
ASPA invites organizations and agencies to join our elite group discount program.
Join the premier association for public administration professionals. Group memberships are a low-cost, low-effort way to provide a valuable benefit to your employees, students, or members. To find out more about ASPA's group and organizational membership, download our group-organization membership flyer.
Agencies can qualify for the ASPA group discount program if they sign up a minimum of 10 members at one time and pay with one agency check. For additional details contact the membership department at 202-585-4309.
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