Membership Types

The categories for membership are: Doctoral Level, Masters Level, Student Members, Emeritus Members, Sustaining Members, and Affiliate Members.  Each member of any class of members has equal rights with all members of that same class.

  1. Doctoral Level Members
    • To be a Doctoral Level Member, the Member must have completed and been awarded a Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited institution, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association. Doctoral Level Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership. 
  1. Masters Level Members
    • To be a Masters Level Member, the Member must have completed and been awarded a Masters degree in Psychology from an accredited institution, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association. Masters Level Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership.  
  1. Student Members
    • To be a Student Member, the Member must be an active graduate student studying Psychology at an institution deemed suitable by the board, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association. Student Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership.
  1. Emeritus Members 
    • To be an Emeritus Member, the Member must be retired from active practice of Psychology, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association.  Emeritus Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership. 
  1. Sustaining Members
    • MPA members looking to help MPA thrive and continue the work of MPA can choose to become Sustaining Members.  To be a Sustaining Member, the member must have paid his/her current dues amount and any additional amount, as well as fulfilling all other requirements of membership in the Association. Sustaining Members shall each be entitled to one vote at any vote put to the membership.  Sustaining Members have chosen to pay additional money to help MPA continue with its mission. 
  1. Affiliate Members 
    • Affiliate Members must be approved by the Board pursuant to Article III and will have no vote at any vote put to the membership. Benefits to Affiliate Members include:  Access to membership list without cost for purposes approved by the MPA Board. Affiliate Members who are duly incorporated and designated as IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status may request the use of various mechanisms (e.g., on renewal form, on website) for fundraising solicitation at no cost. Affiliate Members with 501(c)(3) IRS status may request administrative support such as bookkeeping, donor list maintenance, etc.  A strategic alliance agreement is drafted and authorized by the board of directors of both organizations delineating specific shared duties and costs thereof.