Pricing and Eligibility

Regular membership ($184) 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


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

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Senior Membership


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.

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

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Life Membership


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.

Gray Arrow Program Information

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. Please fill out the contact form for details. To qualify, the member must be a current Regular or Early Career member actively seeking employment.

High School Members

High school students can fill out the contact form 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 $99 (or $1485 for Senior Lifetime Membership). Current senior members may request a dues waiver if the membership dues cause hardship.

Senior Life Membership ($1485) is available to those members qualifying for Senior Membership at 15 times the current Senior Member rate.

Senior Physicists Group
Retired physicists may also be interested in the Senior Physicists Group.

Life Membership

Life membership is available to any new or current APS member at $2760, which is 15 times the current Regular Member rate.

Life members also recieve the following benefits:

  • Free life membership in one Division or Topical Group
  • Additional life memberships in such units at a rate 15 times the unit dues rate in effect at the time of payment, currently $150

Please mark your requests directly on your invoice or application. To request Life membership, please email the APS Membership team.

Accepted Payment Methods

Credit Cards
American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover

Checks drawn on a US bank in US dollars, made payable to APS, or Money Order.