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Cost of Membership


Membership dues cover the calendar year (January 1-December 31).  ASA does not offer pro-rated membership fees for individuals joining after January 1.

Membership Fees

Regular membership dues are based on income and range from $50 to $350. Full-time students may join for $50. Non-sociologists may join as Associate members for $100. Regular, Student, and Associate membership includes one journal of choice. Emeritus/Retired membership is $50. International Associate membership is $55. Emeritus/Retired and International Associate members receive online access to all ASA journals at no additional cost. 

Regular Membership Category:

(Dues are determined by annual gross income)

Annual Gross Income Amount


Under $30,000  $80
$30,000-$39,999  $125
$40,000-$54,999  $180
$55,000-$69,999  $230
$70,000-$84,999   $260
$85,000-$99,999  $280
$100,000-$124,999  $300
$125,000-$149,999   $325
$150,000 and over  $350


Associate Member:  $100

Not for individuals with full-time appointments in sociology departments. Associate members are not eligible to vote in ASA elections.

Student Member:  $50

Only full-time students are eligible for this category.

Emeritus Member:  $50

Must be retired from primary workplace and no longer receiving payment for sociological work on a salaried basis.

International Associate:  $55

Click here to view whether your country is eligible for this category.

All membership categories, except for Emeritus/Retired and International Associate, include one journal of choice. Emeritus/Retired and International Associate members receive online access to all ASA journals. 

Journal Subscription Fees

In additon to any included journal, ASA members may purchase additional journals for $45 for most  Regular, Associate, International Associate, and Emeritus/Retired members, and $30 for Students and Unemployed members. Members who have at least two journal subscriptions will receive free online access to all ASA journals. Emeritus and International Associate members receive online access to all journals as part of their membership dues, but may purchase journal print subscriptions. Postage is included for U.S.and Canadian subscribers. International subscribers must add $20 for postage per print journal subscription.

Journal Regular/Associate Student/Unemployed
 American Sociological Review  $45  $30
 Contemporary Sociology  $45  $30
 Contexts  $45  $30
 Journal of Health and Social Behavior  $45  $30
 Social Psychology Quarterly  $45  $30
 Sociological Methodology  $45  $30
 Sociological Theory  $45  $30
 Sociology of Education  $45  $30
 Teaching Sociology  $45  $30


Additional Elective Costs


ASA members may join special interest sections. Some sections publish newsletters, maintain list-serves and sponsor program sessions during the Annual Meeting. Section dues are an additional cost to membership dues. You must be a current ASA member to join a section.

Click here to view current section membership fees.


ASA members may receive access to the JSTOR database of archival journals for $40 per year. For additional information, please visit