Membership and Interest Groups

NCA Members at Convention

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Regular Membership is open to anyone interested in joining the National Communication Association. Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining. Regular members receive the following benefits:

  • Steeply discounted registration rates for Convention
  • Free online access to 11 journals (current and archived)
  • Membership in NCA Interest Groups (three sections or divisions & unlimited caucuses)
  • A free print subscription to Spectra magazine
  • Regular e-newsletters
  • Exclusive members-only content at www.natcom.org, including an extensive teaching and learning resource center, data about the discipline, and research, publication, and external funding resources.
  • Voting rights
  • Opportunities for leadership roles
  • Eligibility for all NCA awards
  • And much more...

$165/year

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Discounted Regular Membership

NCA offers the following discounts off a Regular Membership. These discounted membership receive the same benefits as a Regular Membership.

K-12 Educator Membership is open to any actively employed K-12 teacher. Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining. $95/year

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Unemployed Scholar Membership is open to unemployed Communication scholars and teachers. Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining. Discounted membership category limited to two years.$60/year

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Developing Country Scholar Membership is open to Communication scholars who are residents of B- or C-Tier countries (based on the World Bank’s indicators of Gross National Income). Membership fee varies; pricing based on country of residency will be displayed in cart.

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Student Membership is open to any student currently working toward a degree. Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining. Student members receive the same benefits as Regular members at a reduced rate:

  • Steeply discounted registration rates for Convention
  • Free online access to 11 journals (current and archived)
  • Membership in NCA Interest Groups (three sections or divisions & unlimited caucuses)
  • A free print subscription to Spectra magazine
  • Regular e-newsletters
  • Exclusive members-only content at www.natcom.org, including an extensive learning resource center, data about the discipline, and research, publication, and external funding resources.
  • Voting rights
  • Opportunities for leadership roles
  • Eligibility for all NCA awards
  • And much more...

$60/year

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Bulk Student Memberships: NCA offers college and university departments the option to purchase bulk memberships for students. Bulk memberships must be purchased by the school. Memberships are good for 365 days from date of purchase. The discounted rate for bulk memberships is $50 per membership per year. Bulk memberships can be purchased by calling Member Services at 202-534-1108.  

Please note: Returned checks will incur a $25 charge.

Life Membership is open to anyone interested in joining the National Communication Association. Membership is valid for life. Life members receive the same benefits as Regular members, plus free Convention registration:

  • Free registration for Convention
  • Free online access to 11 journals (current and archived)
  • Membership in NCA Interest Groups (three sections or divisions & unlimited caucuses)
  • A free print subscription to Spectra magazine
  • Regular e-newsletters
  • Exclusive members-only content at www.natcom.org including data about the discipline and research, publication, and external funding resources.
  • Voting rights
  • Opportunities for leadership roles
  • Eligibility for all NCA awards
  • And much more...

$4500 (or three annual installments of $1,600; call Member Services at 202-534-1108 to arrange annual installments for Life memberships)

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Emeritus Membership is open to individuals who are formally retired, and who have held NCA membership for the past 25 consecutive or 30 nonconsecutive years. There is no membership cost for Emeritus members, and membership is valid for life. Emeritus members receive the following benefits:

  • Free registration for Convention
  • Free online access to 11 journals (current and archived)
  • Membership in NCA Interest Groups (three sections or divisions & unlimited caucuses)
  • A free print subscription to Spectra magazine
  • Regular e-newsletters
  • Exclusive members-only content at www.natcom.org, including data about the discipline and research and publication resources.
  • Voting rights
  • Opportunities for leadership roles
  • Eligibility for all NCA Awards
  • And much more...

To join as an Emeritus member, please send an email to memberservice@natcom.org or call the National Office at 202-464-4622 Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm Eastern.

Department Membership is open to college or university departments. Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining. Department members receive the following benefits:

  • Substantial discounts for promoting your department at Convention—discounted Graduate School Open House booth, Department Reception room, Job Fair booth, and advertising in convention program
  • Free job announcements on CRTNET
  • Advertising discounts in Spectra magazine
  • Free print copy of Why Study Communication? Pathways to Your Future: Be Valued, Get Hired, Make a Difference 
  • Free PDF of Getting the Most from Your Graduate Education 
  • Discounted registration to the NCA Chairs’ Summer Institute
  • Online resources for department chairs including data about the discipline, Guidelines for Program Review, and other assessment resources.
  • One free student membership and two discounted student memberships
  • A free print subscription to Spectra magazine
  • Regular e-newsletters
  • And much more...

$150/year

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Bulk Student Memberships: NCA offers college and university departments the option to purchase bulk memberships for students. Bulk memberships must be purchased by the school. Memberships are good for 365 days from date of purchase. The discounted rate for bulk memberships is $50 per membership per year. Bulk memberships can be purchased by calling Member Services at 202-534-1108.  

Please note: Returned checks will incur a $25 charge.