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Your OSA Membership connects you to an unparalleled network of the leading association’s optics and photonics professionals. We encourage you to renew your membership today and preserve exclusive benefits and services available only to members.

Access the wide range of member benefits and services available to members now.

Individual Membership Dues *


  1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Lifetime  


Open to all individual optics and photonics professionals.
$149 $382 $628 $1,071 $2,430
Best Value


Student **

College-level undergraduate or graduate students who devote at least half of their time to academic coursework.
$20 $50
Best Value


Early Career

Members who have completed a degree program within the last five years qualify immediately upon graduation.
$64 $173 $250
Best Value



Members are eligible for Emeritus Membership when they have been an Individual Member for at least 10 years and are fully retired. ***
$70 (dues optional) $170 $225   $550



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$ Pricing available for members residing in an emerging economy nation. These member dues are evaluated on an annual basis.
* Pricing effective through 9/1/2021.
** Student Members are not eligible to vote in the annual election for OSA Vice President and Directors at Large.
*** To qualify for Emeritus Membership, a member's age plus their number of years of OSA Membership must equal a minimum of 75.

Need Assistance?

If you have any questions regarding your membership renewal, you may contact the Customer Service Department at or by +1.202.416.1907 (worldwide) or 1.800.766.4672 (US/Canada).

     Customer Service is open from 08:30 to 18:00 (East Coast Time) Monday through Friday.


Wire Transfer Information  

Payment is due upon receipt and may be paid by credit card, money order, bank transfer or check made payable to The Optical Society. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. Dues payment includes a nondeductible allocation of $7.68 for Physics Today and $10.00 for Optics & Photonics News. Member benefits may be adjusted at OSA’s discretion. If your payment is made by bank transfer, direct it to Bank of America; 1501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20013, USA. ABA # 0260-0959-3; OSA Acct. 20-867-84-287; Swift: BOFAUS3N. You are responsible for all bank transfer fees. Please include a copy of transfer order.

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