Become a TMS Member

When you become a member of TMS, you join a prestigious global network of minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers. Whether you are an established professional, a student new to the field, a recent graduate still choosing a career path, or a retired professional looking to stay connected to your colleagues, TMS offers a membership option that is right for you. Choose a category below to explore what benefits are available to you as a TMS member and to learn how to apply. For an overview of the types of benefits that come with each level of membership, view the TMS Member Benefits Chart.

What Do You Get with a TMS Membership?

Journal Subscriptions, Discounts on Meetings and Publications, Career Resources, and More!

Download the TMS Member Benefits Brochure for details.


Designed for scientists and engineers working in the minerals, metals, and materials fields, this category includes full members, associate members, senior members, and lifetime members. Discover what you receive as a professional TMS member and learn how to apply.

Recent Graduate

If you have graduated from a college or university (graduate or undergraduate) in the past three years, you are eligible for free or discounted membership in the society. Learn who qualifies and how to apply for our Recent Graduate membership.


Undergraduate and graduate students can access a number of the technical resources and benefits available to professional TMS members by joining the Material Advantage student program, sponsored jointly by TMS, the American Ceramic Society, ASM International, and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology. 

International e-Member

Select individuals who live outside of the United States and Canada are eligible for International e-Membership in the society. International e-Members receive all of the same electronic member benefits as full TMS members, such as access to online journals and libraries, but do not receive print journals or TMS member discounts on events.

ABM Joint Membership

TMS members can apply for joint membership in the Brazilian Metallurgical, Materials and Mining Association (ABM), which allows them access to a suite of ABM member benefits at a discounted price.

IOM3 Joint Membership

TMS members can apply for joint membership in the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), which provides them access to a suite of IOM3 member benefits at a discounted price.

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 1-724-776-9000, ext. 241.