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Membership Categories

Regular Member

Professionals actively employed in industry, academia, government, consulting, or other research institutes. Regular members receive access to all AAPS member benefits (including conference/meeting discounts) and possess full voting rights according to the Association bylaws.

Regular Full-time Graduate/Undergraduate Student Member

Full-time undergraduate or graduate students. Student status must be verified by dean or department chair. Student members receive access to all AAPS member benefits (including conference/meeting discounts) and possess full voting rights according to the Association bylaws.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Has been awarded or has completed the requirements for a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., etc.) or foreign equivalent and has been awarded a Fellowship or Traineeship or equivalent support (such as appointment in postgraduate research) for studies at the postdoctoral level. Postdoctoral Fellows receive access to all AAPS member benefits (including conference/meeting discounts) and possess full voting rights according to the Association bylaws.

Member Benefits


AAPS Newsmagazine

AAPS members have full text access to the latest AAPS Journal Online First articles. Click below to login using your AAPS credentials to start reading now.


Discounts on the Annual Meeting

AAPS members can enjoy a discounted rate to the AAPS Annual Meeting, where professionals can network and meet leading industry representatives.



AAPS offers several in-person learning opportunities across the U.S., featuring relevant discussions and the chance to meet and greet colleagues.

Student Benefits

New pharmaceutical students can join to connect with thousands of members online or in person, and can take advantage of numerous funding opportunities.

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Membership Testimonials & Annual Dues


Chinmay Shukla, Ph.D.

Clinical Pharmacology Scientific Lead, U.S. FDA

“I joined AAPS as a graduate student. My research was based on microdialysis, and I immediately joined the microdialysis focus group, which at the time was the only official one of its kind in the world. As a young scientist and AAPS member, I was able to connect with leading scientists from all over the world in my field of research and learn from them.”


Stephanie Pasa-Farmer, Ph.D.

BioData Solutions, Inc.

"The emphasis on career and professional development for the upcoming 2018 annual meeting and beyond is key for individuals at all stages of their career. In these current changing times in the biopharma industry, these types of programming will be a key way to differentiate one from other candidates for new job opportunities"


Kevin Litwiler

Array BioPharma

“I’ve been a member of AAPS for more than a decade. I have never outgrown my membership, as I thought I might earlier in my career. Instead, I’ve drawn on different AAPS resources and opportunities as my knowledge, experience and needs have evolved. I’ve told people for many years now that I found a home with AAPS; I expect that AAPS will continue to be an important part of my professional life.” 

Membership Categories and Annual Dues

One Year Two Year
Regular Member $175 $333
Full Time Graduate/Undergraduate Student $40 $76
Postdoctoral Fellow $40 $76
Retired Member $65 $125

Membership Information

Professionals employed or affiliated with industry, academia, government, consulting, or other research institutes who wish to access available AAPS membership benefits can register online. 

Sections & Focus Groups

Choose the AAPS Sections or Focus Groups That Meet Your Needs

Sections Concentrate Your AAPS Experience

AAPS members can choose from nine sections comprised of members who share interests in broad areas of the pharmaceutical sciences. Sections unite scientific disciplines into forums to share experiment results, explore, and disseminate research findings; exchange ideas; present scientific data; and examine regulatory and ethical concerns.

AAPS Sections and Focus Groups

Pursue Your Special Interests via Focus Groups

Focus groups provide in-depth learning opportunities and connect you with colleagues in the field who share your specific interests.

AAPS Sections and Focus Groups

New! Communities

Take a look at the new Communities site to join a discussion around your interests and expertise.

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Student Sponsored Memberships

Free student memberships available for first-time student members in biotech field  

Through a generous grant, Amgen has provided complementary student memberships for first time AAPS members who are pursuing biotechnology. 

Note: only 5 FREE memberships are allotted per school/per year.