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Why become a Member of PRSA Maryland?

Make Connections

  • Tap into our community of 200+ Maryland PR pros and PRSA’s national network of 21,000+ professional and 10,000 student members.
  • Network with peers, employers, job candidates, prospective clients, future partners and media contacts.

Advance Your Career

  •    Learn new skills and gain leadership experience to advance your career.
  •    Receive discounts on educational and networking events, such as webinars, learning sessions, workshops and conferences.
  •    Access free webinars and resources through PRSA National.
  •    Volunteer with other Maryland Chapter members to create resources and plan local professional development and networking events.
  •    Connect with coaching and local support to help you through the accreditation process.

Get Recognized

  •    Maryland Chapter awards celebrate the best PR campaigns in the state, as well as the people behind the work.
  •    We highlight members’ expertise as presenters at our monthly programs and annual conference.
  •    We share member updates through our WebNotes newsletter, e-mail alerts and social media channels.

Membership Options

More than three years of experience

  • Join as a Member ($255 annual dues + a one-time $65 initiation fee).

Two to three years of experience

  • Join as an Associate Member 3 ($200 annual dues).

One to two years of experience

  •  Join as an Associate Member 2 ($155 annual dues).

Less than one year of experience

  • Join as an Associate Member 1 ($115 annual dues).

Former PRSSA member who graduated within the past two years

  •  Join as an Associate Member, PRSSA Graduate ($60 annual dues).

Full-time graduate student working toward a public relations degree

  • Join as an Associate Member, Graduate Student ($60 annual dues).

Former PRSA member

  •  Join as a Reinstating Member ($255 annual dues plus a one-time $35 reinstatement fee).


  • Members who have been in good standing for at least five years may qualify for retirement status ($50 annual dues). You must be employed less than 50 percent of the time. Contact Membership at for more information.

Group Member Program

When you sign up your team of five or more members for the first time, receive a FREE Professional Interest Section membership for each individual. Get started!

The Maryland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America helps public relations and communications professionals stay connected professionally and personally.

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