Membership Information

Individuals interested in applying for membership in Div. 19: The Society for Military Psychology can complete an online membership application form and remit payment electronically or mail this form to:

Div. 19 Administrative Office
American Psychological Association
750 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Membership questions or concerns can be sent to David Barry, the chair of the Div. 19 Membership Committee or to the APA Div. 19 Administrative Office. 

Please submit address changes to the Div. 19 Administrative Office to ensure timely updating of the membership database.

Membership Categories

Div. 19 offers many ways to join the Society for Military Psychology, regardless of one’s membership status with the American Psychological Association (APA).

  • If you belong to APA, you can join Div. 19 as a member, associate, dues-exempt (life status) member, dues-exempt (life status) associate, international affiliate or student affiliate.
  • If you do not belong to APA, you can join Div. 19 as a professional affiliate, international affiliate or student affiliate.
Members

Members must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field from a regionally accredited institution. Annual dues are $27. Div. 19 members must also be APA members.  

Associates

Associates must have a master's degree or two years of graduate study in psychology or a related field at a regionally accredited institution. Annual dues are $27. Div. 19 associates must also be APA associates.  

Fellows

Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon Div. 19 members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of military psychology. There are two types of Div. 19 fellows, distinguished by existing status and differential application processes. There are “new” fellows, who are not fellows in any other APA division. Second, there are “existing” fellows, who are fellows in one or more other APA divisions. See detailed criteria and application instructions for becoming a Div. 19 new fellow (PDF, 117KB) or existing fellow (PDF, 150KB). 

Affiliates

There are three types of Div. 19 affiliate categories: professional affiliates, international affiliates and student affiliates. International affiliates and student affiliates may or may not belong to APA, and professional affiliates do not hold membership in APA.

  • Professional affiliates include individuals that do not belong to APA and who are not in student status.   
    Annual dues are $30.
  • International affiliates live outside the United States or Canada. They may or may not belong to APA.
    Annual dues are $30.
  • Student affiliates are graduate, undergraduate or high school students. They can also be APA student affiliates, but this is not required to be a Div. 19 student affiliate.

Membership Summary

Div. 19 Member Type

APA Membership Required?

Dues

Member/Associate/Fellow

Yes

$27

Professional Affiliates

No

$30

International Affiliates

No

$30

Student Affiliates

No

$10

Other Membership Subtypes

Early Career Psychologists

All individuals with degrees conferred within 10 years are considered to be early career psychologists (ECPs) within the division. However, professional and international affiliates are not automatically tracked by our division’s systems. If you are a professional or international affiliate within 10 years of receiving your degree, please contact the Div. 19 membership chair to be added to our ECP list.

Graduating Students

If you are a dues-paying student affiliate during the year of your graduation, you are eligible to be automatically granted member, associate, professional affiliate or international affiliate status for the remainder of the calendar year at no cost. You will also be automatically added to our ECP Listserv and connected with ECP-specific resources. This new status would immediately make one eligible for awards and grants for the various membership categories. To take advantage of this free service, please contact the Div. 19 membership chair and send the following information:

Name:
Month/Year of Degree Conferral:
Type of Degree Conferred:
Current APA Membership Status: 
APA/APAGS Membership # (if applicable):

Dues-Exempt (Life Status) Members, Associates and Fellows

If you have received dues-exempt status from APA, then you are eligible to receive the journal Military Psychology for $19. Simply go to the APA division membership application and renewal website and follow the instructions.   

To Join Div. 19 as a Member or Associate

  1. To join Div. 19 as a member of associate, you must also join APA as a member or associate. Go to APA's home page and click “Join APA.” Complete and submit an application to be a member (if you have a doctoral degree) or associate (if you have a masters-level degree). Your application will go through an approval process that may take two to three business days. If you have any problems or questions about joining, renewing, or upgrading your APA membership, contact the APA’s Membership Office or call 1-800-374-2721 or (202) 336-5580, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
  2. Once your application is approved, wait two to three business days so APA can update your membership type in their system.
  3. Now that you’ve updated your APA membership, you need to update your Div. 19 membership (and any other division memberships you wish to update/renew).
    a. Go to the APA division membership application and renewal website (or Google “APA div app” and go to the top link)
    b. Enter your APA user ID and password
    Note: Your dues code should reflect your current status with APA, i.e., if you are a member it should not still say “SA” (for student affiliate). If your dues code is inaccurate, the APA system has not updated your membership. Wait one to two days and log in again to see if the APA system has updated your membership status.
    c. If your dues code accurately reflects your APA status, select your membership type in the “Please indicate your Division Member type” drop down menu.
    d. Select “19 Military Psychology” from the next drop down menu.
    e. Pay online with credit card.
    f. Sign up for Div. 19 listserv emails (you must opt-in for the Div. 19 discussion listserv)
    g. If you have any problems or questions about joining or renewing your Div. 19 membership, contact Keith Cooke or call (202) 216-7602.
  4. APA membership is effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. 
  5. You will receive an invoice each year via email when it is time to renew your subscriptions and your membership. 
  6. If you join APA between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, you will enjoy membership through the next calendar year. Your subscriptions to the Monitor on Psychology and the American Psychologist will begin with the next available issue, with no back issues sent. 
  7. You can also complete a mail-in application by completing this form (DOC, 94KB) and sending it to:
    Div. 19 Administrative Office
    American Psychological Association
    750 First St NE
    Washington, DC 20002-4242

To Join Div. 19 as a Professional Affiliate Without Joining APA

  1. Go to the APA Division membership application and renewal website (or Google “APA div app” and go to the top link)
  2. Enter your APA user ID and password
    a. Note: If you do not have an APA user ID or password, click “Register Now” and set up a free account that will enable you to use their online portal.
    b. Your Dues Code may still say “SA” if you were once a student affiliate of APA. Disregard this status code for now if you aren’t planning to be an APA member or associate. If you later wish to join APA as member or associate, follow the steps above.
  3. Go to the “Please indicate your division member type” drop down menu and select “I am a Professional Affiliate – no membership in APA.”
  4. Select “19 Military Psychology” from the next drop down menu.
  5. Pay online with credit card. Dues for professional affiliates are only $30 a year.
  6. Sign up for Div. 19 listserv emails (you must opt-in for the Div. 19 discussion listserv)
  7. If you have any problems or questions about joining or renewing your Div. 19 membership, contact Keith Cooke or call (202) 216-7602.
  8. Your membership is annual: APA membership is effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. 
  9. You will receive an invoice each year when it is time to renew your subscriptions and your membership. 
  10. If you join APA between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, you will enjoy membership through the next calendar year.
  11. You can also complete a mail-in application by completing this form (DOC, 94KB) and sending it to:
    Div. 19 Administrative Office
    American Psychological Association
    750 First St NE
    Washington, DC 20002-4242

To Join Div. 19 as an International Affiliate

  1. International Affiliates can join Div. 19 without being affiliated with APA. If you want to join APA in addition to Div. 19, follow this step. If you do not wish to join APA, proceed to Step 2. Go to APA's home page and click “Join APA.” Complete and submit an application to be an international affiliate. Your application will go through an approval process that may take two to three business days. If you have any problems or questions about joining, renewing, or upgrading your APA membership, contact the APA’s Membership Office or call 1-800-374-2721 or (202) 336-5580, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Once your application is approved, wait 2-3 business days so APA can update your membership type in their system.
  2. If you want to join Div. 19 without joining APA, go to the APA Division membership application and renewal website (or Google “APA div app” and go to the top link)
    a. Enter your APA user ID and password
    Note: If you do not have an APA user ID or password, click “Register Now” and set up a free account that will enable you to use their online portal.
    b. Select “I am either an International Affiliate in APA, or living outside the U.S. and Canada” in the “Please indicate your Division Member type” drop down menu.
    c. Select “19 Military Psychology” from the next drop down menu.
    d. Pay online with credit card. Dues are $30 for international affiliates.
    e. Sign up for Div. 19 listserv emails (you must opt-in for the Div. 19 discussion listserv)
    f. If you have any problems or questions about joining or renewing your Div. 19 membership, contact Keith Cooke or call (202) 216-7602.
  3. Your membership is annual: APA membership is effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. 
  4. You will receive an invoice each year when it is time to renew your subscriptions and your membership. 
  5. If you join APA between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, you will enjoy membership through the next calendar year. Your subscriptions to the Monitor on Psychology and the American Psychologist will begin with the next available issue, with no back issues sent. 
  6. You can also complete a mail-in application by completing this form (DOC, 94KB) and sending it to:
    Div. 19 Administrative Office
    American Psychological Association
    750 First St NE
    Washington, DC 20002-4242

To Join Div. 19 as a Student Affiliate

  1. Student Affiliates can join Div. 19 without being affiliated with APA or APAGS. If you wish to join APA, go to APA’s membership website and click “Apply Online.” Complete and submit an application to be a Student Affiliate. Your application will go through an approval process that may take 2-3 business days. If you have any problems or questions about joining, renewing, or upgrading your APA membership, contact APA’s Membership Office or call 1-800-374-2721 or (202) 336-5580, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
  2. Once your application is approved, wait 2-3 business days so APA can update your membership type in their system.
  3. Now that you’ve updated your APA membership, you need to update your Div. 19 membership (and any other division memberships you wish to update/renew).
    1. Go to the APA Division membership application and renewal website (or Google “APA div app” and go to the top link)
    2. Enter your APA user ID and password
    3. Select “I am a Student Affiliate in APA, or am currently a student” in the “Please indicate your Division Member type” drop down menu.
    4. Select “19 Military Psychology” from the next drop down menu.
    5. Pay online with credit card. Dues for student affiliates are only $10.
    6. Sign up for Div. 19 listserv emails (you must opt-in for the Div. 19 discussion listserv)
    7. If you have any problems or questions about joining or renewing your Div. 19 membership, contact Keith Cooke or call (202) 216-7602.
    8. Be sure to check out our student affiliate website.
  4. Your membership is annual: APA membership is effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. 
  5. You will receive an invoice each year via email when it is time to renew your subscriptions and your membership. 
  6. If you join APA between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, you will enjoy membership through the next calendar year. Your subscriptions to the Monitor on Psychology and the American Psychologist will begin with the next available issue, with no back issues sent. 
  7. You can also complete a mail-in application by completing this form (DOC, 94KB) and sending it to:
    Div. 19 Administrative Office
    American Psychological Association
    750 First St NE
    Washington, DC 20002-4242

Renewing Membership

When it’s nearing time to renew your Div. 19 membership, you will automatically receive emails and letters in the mail with instructions on how to renew. Briefly, here is the procedure: