Professional Membership

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Professional with a Bachelor's degree in geology, a related field, or equivalent work experience.


Membership Dues: $100/year*

* Dues are in U.S. dollars and may be reduced based on country economic classifications according to the World Bank. View the membership dues table.

Membership Benefits and Opportunities

GSA offers real, tangible benefits for every member to assist you wherever you are in your career journey.


Join one or more scientific Divisions.

One free geographic Section.
Additional Section affiliations for $3.

Join GSA’s International member community.

Online member community and discussion forum.


Free online access to Geology — GSA's most-cited and widely read earth-science journal.

Subscribe to GSA Publications at member-only rates.

Complimentary GSA Today — This science and news magazine features a hot topic science article, member news, and job listings.

Receive GSA Connection — This monthly e-publication contains news and items of interest to members.

Member discounts in online bookstore — Books, maps and charts, special papers, and more.

Meetings & Professional Development

Reduced registration rates for GSA regional Section, Annual, and specialty meetings.

Lifelong learning — Field trips, technical sessions, short courses, special events.

Share research — Publish and present with GSA.

Member-exclusive webinars.

Leadership Opportunities — Help shape the Society and the future of geoscience.

Share your invaluable experience by mentoring students as they embark on a career in the geosciences.

Affinity Benefits


Get 15% off Brunton compasses and pocket instruments, precision-made for over 125 years.

The combined power of Enterprise-National

Enjoy negotiated car rental rates from Enterprise and National, along with Emerald Club benefits. Learn more and enroll.


Free access to Geofacets — A web-based research tool that offers access to an extensive database of georeferenced geological maps.

Journal of Geoscience Education

Special offer for Journal of Geoscience Education — A peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research.

Interior Federal Credit Union

Interior Federal Credit Union — Funds the first $25 deposit into a savings account to establish membership.


SOAR+ — Store, view, and share maps and high-resolution satellite imagery with discounts on SOAR+ and SkyMap50.

Download paper application

See where your dues go

Questions? Contact:
GSA Sales and Service
Phone: +1-800-472-1988