Professional Membership 

Professional membership is designed for individuals who are actively involved with materials science, materials engineering, and/or application. Annual or lifetime memberships are available in the following categories:

Full Member Category

To be a full member of the society, a candidate must hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized university in metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, materials science, materials engineering, or another science or engineering discipline related to the field or the candidate must have at least five (5) years of experience and be a practicing professional in materials science and engineering or a closely related field.

Associate Member Category

While not possessing the academic or technical experience of a professional member, the associate member is active in fields that are sufficiently related to the advancement of materials science and engineering and its affiliated industries.

Retired Member Category

Retired membership is open to individuals who possess 20 years of continuous TMS membership, are 66 years of age or older, and who are fully retired from their career (including consulting).

Senior Member Category

Reflecting an achieved rank with the society, a senior member is a professional of vast experience both within the field and within TMS. Senior membership is open to individuals whose age and continuous years of TMS membership, when added together equal 100 or more, or retired professionals age 65 (or older) with 30+ years of continuous membership in TMS. Senior members do not pay membership dues and receive complimentary electronic subscriptions to JOM. If a senior member wishes to receive JOM in print format, they can subscribe to the print version of the journal for $60 per year. Senior members may contact a TMS membership representative at members@tms.org or by phone at 1-724-776-9000, ext. 241, to request a print subscription.

Dues 


One-Year Membership $120 
 Three-Year Membership  $315
 Five-Year Membership  $500
 Lifetime Membership  $1,800
Retired Membership  $60 

Apply for Membership

 

 

Please note: If you are applying for membership in the Retired category, you must use the following PDF application form.


Membership Benefits

As a full, associate, retired, or senior member of TMS, you will have access to all of the following member benefits. For a comparison of the types of benefits that come with each level of membership, view the TMS Member Benefits Chart.

Read Journals, Publications, and Online Libraries

  • Receive print and electronic subscriptions to JOM, the TMS member journal
  • Access electronic subscriptions to the following TMS journals:​
    • Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation
    • Journal of Electronic Materials
    • Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy
    • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A and B
  • Read electronic subscriptions to 20 additional journals published by Springer 
  • Purchase discounted print subscriptions to Journal of Electronic Materials and Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A and B 
  • Save with a 40% discount on TMS proceedings titles and a 20% discount on TMS non-proceedings titles, as well as all other products offered through Springer
  • Access the TMS Member Library and the AIME Digital Library
  • Download the Professional Engineer Exam Study Guide at no cost

Network with Colleagues

  • Join a TMS technical committee
  • Register at the discounted member rate for the TMS Annual Meeting, MS&T, and other select TMS conferences and events
  • Search for colleagues and include your contact information in the online TMS Membership Directory

Access Professional Resources​

  • Consult a regularly updated listing of U.S. government funding opportunities related to minerals, metals, and materials research
  • Save on registration for select professional development events and webinars
  • Receive preferential résumé placement in the TMS Career Center
  • Qualified members can participate in ABET Accreditation activities 
  • Members who are registered professional engineers can get involved with TMS Professional Registration activities

Additional Membership Opportunities

  • Purchase a discounted subscription to OneMine, the online global mining and minerals library
  • Purchase affiliate memberships in the Brazilian Metallurgical, Materials and Mining Association (ABM) or the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3
  • Purchase discounted subscriptions to Mining Engineering Magazine and Iron & Steel Technology

 

Contact Us

We would be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate membership level and in completing the TMS membership application process. Please contact a TMS membership representative by e-mail or by phone at 1-800-759-4867 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1-724-776-9000 (all other countries). Press '1' to speak to customer service.