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 Keith Cooke at 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.   

How to Join Div. 19 or Renew your Membership

Joining Div. 19

There are two ways to join Div. 19: online registration or mail-in application. 

Online: All persons joining Div. 19 for the first time can go to the APA division membership application and renewal website. Simply sign up for an APA website account or enter your existing APA user ID and password. Even if you do not plan to join APA, you will need to register for an APA website account to use the online platform. This registration is free. Follow the instructions to join Div. 19 and ensure you select the options to receive our journal and email listserv access!

Mail-in Application

Complete this form (DOC, 94KB) and send 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: