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Membership in Psi Chi is open to students who are majoring or minoring in psychology, and attend an institution where a chapter is located. Qualified candidates include those of any age, sex, sexual orientation, race, handicap or disability, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, and who meet the minimum qualifications.
The Psi Chi Society membership fee is $55. This one-time fee pays for lifetime Psi Chi membership, a certificate of membership, and a membership card. There are no annual Central Office dues, but there may be local chapter dues. Please contact the faculty advisor at your chapter for more information.
Requirements for Membership


  • be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program (or a program psychological in nature)
  • have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of the college course
  • have completed at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent) of psychology courses
  • have earned an overall GPA that is in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology courses

Graduate student applicants

  • be enrolled in a psychology graduate program
  • have completed at least one full semester of graduate coursework
  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 in all graduate courses, including psychology courses

Transfer student applicants

  • follow the same requirements as the undergraduate student applicant
  • should complete at least 12 semester hours (or equivalent) at the new institution in order to establish a GPA unless otherwise specified in the chapter's bylaws

Transfer student applicants who are already members of Psi Chi

  • contact the Psi Chi faculty advisor at the new institution to complete an online transfer membership form

Faculty advisors

  • must be full-time faculty members at an institution and hold a doctoral degree in psychology
  • must be members of Psi Chi (as required in Psi Chi Constitution Article XII, Section 7)

Faculty members

  • be full-time faculty at an institution
  • be a faculty member in a psychology department
  • hold a doctorate in psychology, or a closely related field 

In order to join, you must qualify for membership and join through the chapter where you are currently a student or faculty member.


NOTE: Psi Chi chapters may not impose any type of service activity as a condition for membership in Psi Chi—membership eligibility is based on academic performance. Psi Chi chapters may use more stringent academic criteria for membership than those required in the Psi Chi Constitution, but they cannot use lower academic standards than those required in the Constitution.

What I gained from
Psi Chi membership.
Meagan C. McKernan
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011

"The induction Ceremony will forever hold a special place in my heart. When you love a subject so much and you have worked incredibly hard within the field itself, to be recognized as such is a phenomenal feeling.”

Eric Levine
Robert Morris University, 2013

"I learned that the field of psychology is applicable across many different domains. There is a way to connect to nearly every person, student or professor, using some form of psychological principle." 









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