Jump-Start Your Career in The Geosciences!

  • Receive Free Access to GSA's Journals Online
  • Gain Cutting-Edge Knowledge and Insight
  • Publish and Present your Research
  • Apply for Research Funding
  • Interact with the Worldwide Geoscience Community
  • Succeed in Your Pursuit of a Geoscience Career
  • Receive one FREE Division Membership

GSA Affinity Relationships:

Journal of Geoscience Education GSA has partnered with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) to offer GSA members a special discount for online access to the Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE).

Interior Federal Credit Union We are pleased to announce a new benefit for our members, volunteers, and employees—Credit Union membership!

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GSA Publications Cover What's Hot in the Earth Sciences

Included with Membership:

GSA Journals
  • Free online access to Geology.
  • Free online access to Geofacets
  • GSA Today — This enduring science and news magazine features a hot topic science article, member news, and job listings. Members in countries other than “high income” receive GSA Today online.
  • GSA Connection — This monthly e-publication contains news and items of interest to members.
  • Free online access to GSA's journals (excluding Environmental & Engineering Geology)
  • One free Division membership

Member Discounts:

  • Geology — This is GSA's most-cited and widely read earth-science journal; with more than 20 thought-provoking articles each month.
  • GSA Bulletin — GSA's first earth-science journal publishes classical-style research papers in all disciplines.
  • Environmental & Engineering Geoscience (co-published by AEG and GSA)
  • Online Store: Books, maps & charts, special papers, and more.

Offset Meeting Attendance Costs through Travel Grants and Volunteering Your Time

GSA's Annual Meeting attracts more than 6,000 attendees across all disciplines to participate in a high-energy science exchange. Technical sessions, hot topics, field trips, special events, and more offer something for everyone. Take advantage of career development opportunities while networking for your future.

Be Part of a Community That is Shaping the Future of Geoscience

  • GSA Section Meetings present similar experiences as the Annual Meeting at a more intimate regional level and offer the perfect venue for students to present their research. Awards for best papers and posters, coupled with mentoring programs and travel and research grants, make participation in your Section a wise move.
  • Join any of GSA's 21 specialty Divisions for more focused opportunities. Divisions offer short courses, sessions, trips, research grants, and awards, along with leadership and networking opportunities. Students receive one free Division membership.
  • Graduate student members are encouraged to apply for a GSA Research Grant.
  • Gain practical experience through GeoCorps™ America by working on an exciting field project with government agencies and other organizations committed to science and stewardship.
  • Publish your research through premiere journals and other publications for worldwide circulation and exposure.
  • GSA's online abstract services offer the opportunity to publish and present your research at GSA's Annual and Section Meetings.
  • Be informed about government and policy issues that affect the geoscience community. Participate in the development of GSA position papers, congressional visit days, and grassroots activism.
  • Give back and pay it forward through contributions to the GSA Foundation.


Student Membership Eligibility:

Definition: Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled and majoring in geology or a related science.

A related science is any physical or biological science or other discipline, such as engineering or geography.

Membership Dues:


Membership is based on the calendar year. Attend just one GSA meeting (section or annual), and your membership dues and the savings covers your annual dues!

Note: If you reside in and are a citizen of a country or territory with an economy classified as other than “high-income” by the World Bank, your dues are reduced.