The TMS Recent Graduate membership program is designed to make TMS membership affordable during the early years of your career, while providing you with all of the benefits and advantages available to a full, professional member of TMS.


First Year after Graduation
Second and Third Years after Graduation

*50% off the annual professional member dues rate of $130

The leadership opportunities and network gained through TMS membership has been a significant building-block for my professional career.

-2022 TMS Member
Survey Respondent

Membership Benefits

As a Recent Graduate, you will have access to the full range of TMS member benefits. Visit the Member Benefits web page to learn more about the technical resources and the networking and professional development opportunities that are available to you as a TMS member.

Am I Eligible for Recent Graduate Membership?

To be eligible for a Recent Graduate membership, you must have graduated from a recognized university with a baccalaureate degree (or higher) in materials science, materials engineering, metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, or another science or engineering discipline related to the field within three years of the date of applying for membership. If applying within one year of your graduation date, membership dues are $0. If applying within 2 or 3 years of your graduation date, membership dues are reduced by 50%. Please note that if you are continuing your education at the graduate or Ph.D. level, you should apply for membership in the Material Advantage student program for undergraduate and graduate students. The complimentary recent graduate membership can only be used once and is intended for those who are graduating with a terminal degree. 

Questions About TMS Membership?

We would be happy to assist you in choosing the appropriate membership level and in completing the TMS membership application or reinstatement process. Please contact the TMS Membership Team by email 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 a membership representative.