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Did you know that MSS members number about 1,100 at any given time.
They reside in 44 states and several countries outside the U.S.

Membership terms end December 31 of the current year. If purchasing/renewing a membership after September, your membership will expire in December of the following year (i.e. a renewal in October 2019 will expire in December 2020).

Membership Rates

Student Membership

  • 1 Year - $25
  • 3 Year - $60
Regular/Professional Membership
  • 1 Year - $65
  • 3 Year - $170
Joint Membership*
  • 1 Year - $80
  • 3 Year - $200
Sustaining Membership**
  • 1 Year - $130
  • 3 Year - $325
Joint Sustaining Membership**
  • 1 Year - $160
  • 3 Year - $400

*Joint memberships are for partners sharing a home address, and sharing MSS publications. Joint Memberships must be renewed and/or purchased through the MSS Executive office. Please email with your request.
**50% of sustaining member dues are contributed to the endowment fund and the grants and awards fund.


More Membership FAQ’s

Who can join MSS?
The Midwest region includes the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, but any research worker or any other person employed as a sociologist, or any persons interested in the field of sociology, shall be eligible for regular membership in the Society upon payment of dues.

Do I have to be a member to participate in the annual meeting? Do I have to be a member to participate as a presenter in the annual meeting?
Participants in the Annual Meeting must be members of the MSS. The only exceptions are foreign sociologists, some non-sociologists, and some invited guests.

What if I join or renew mid-year?
If you join MSS between January 1 and August 31, you will become a member for the current year, and back copies of the current journal volume will be sent, if available and requested. Before the following January, you will be asked to renew your membership for the following year.

If you join MSS between September 1 and December 31, your membership will expire at the end of the following year. Your journal subscription will not begin until January.

For RENEWALS at any time, the additional year(s) will be added to the expiration date of your current membership.

I haven't been receiving emails or mailings. What should I do?
First, check your address and email on file through your member profile. Update that as needed; this is the information used to send mail and emails. If these are correct, email the MSS Executive Office for further help.