Pricing and Eligibility

Regular membership ($169) is available for all science professionals and any individuals that are interested in physics.

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Additional Member Categories

All APS members receive full access to benefits and services. Discounted rates are available in the categories below to support members throughout their career.

Student Membership

Student Membership is free for the first year. Learn more about student membership.

Undergraduate: $25

Graduate: $39

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Early Career Membership

$79

Early Career Membership is available for up to 5 years after receipt of final degree.

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Senior Membership

$85

Current APS members who have at least 10 consecutive years of membership and meet at least one of the following criteria qualify for the Senior dues rate. Learn more

  • Reached the age of 70
  • Retired from gainful employment
  • Retired due to permanent disability

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Life Membership

$2535

Life Membership is available to any new or current member at 15 times the current Regular Member rate.

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Special Member Categories

Matching Membership

Matching Membership is free and available for individuals residing in developing countries.

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Reciprocal Society Members

Reciprocal society members may submit papers and register at the member rate for APS meetings. Learn more on our website.

Unemployed Members

Unemployed members may qualify for a waiver of dues for up to two years by sending notification to membership@aps.org. To qualify, the member must be a current Regular or Early Career member actively seeking employment.

High School Members

High school students can contact membership@aps.org for more information on membership rates and benefits.

Senior Membership

Seniors also have a choice of one free online APS journal subscription if subscribing to PROLA. For those who qualify, write “Senior Member” on your invoice and adjust the dues amount to $85 (or $1275 for Senior Lifetime Membership). Current senior members may request a dues waiver if the membership dues cause hardship.

Senior Life Membership ($1275) is available to those members qualifying for Senior Membership at 15 times the current Senior Member rate.

Mid-Atlantic Seniors Group
Retired physicists in the Mid-Atlantic region may also be interested in the Mid-Atlantic Senior Physicist Group.


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