Join MPA

The Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) is the membership association for psychologists, psych associates, and other mental health professionals. In joining MPA, you become part of a community of professionals like you. MPA provides networking, leadership development, continuing education, and advocacy opportunities. Make the investment in your career by joining MPA today!

The MPA membership year runs from September 1 through August 31. If you submit your application now your membership will be good through August 31, 2024. All members will get a notice of due renewal in June 2024, before their membership expires on August 31, 2024.  If you would prefer a hard copy of the form, please contact MPA staff. 



Those who have a doctoral degree and/or are licensed Psychologists in Maryland. Non-Resident Affiliate category available for licensed psychologists who are not licensed in Maryland. 

Associate & Affiliates

Associate: At least two years of graduate work or a Master's degree that is psychological in nature. Registered Psych Associates should use this category.

Affiliate: Legitimate professional, educational or scientific interest in the field of psychology and who may not be eligible for any other level of membership, e.g. secondary school psychology teachers.

Non-Resident Affiliate: If you fit any of the above categories but don't live or provide psychological services in Maryland, you may choose to apply for Non-Resident Affiliate status. The recommended option for psychologists who live either in our neighboring state or other PsyPact participating states. 

Graduate Students (MPAGS)

Students who are matriculated as psychology graduate students in a regionally accredited college or university, and interns or post-doctoral fellows may apply for student membership.