Catholic Theological
Society of America

Becoming a Member

Applications for membership are reviewed by the Committee on Admissions in May.  Candidates for membership, upon recommendation of the Committee, are admitted to the Society by the vote of the active members present at the annual business meeting held at the annual convention in June.  The annual dues for new members is due payable immediately upon enrollment (June) and then due on the 1st of January of each year.  The membership is presumed to be continuous.

Active membership is open to those who possess the doctoral degree in theological or related studies, and who are or have been actively engaged in teaching and research. In exceptional cases the Committee on Admissions may recommend for active membership those whose education and scholarly achievements could be considered as meeting the standards customarily demanded for the doctorate. 

      Access Active Membership Application Form

Associate membership is open to those who have completed at least the course requirements for a doctoral degree in theology or a related field of study. 

     Access Associate Membership Application Form

   Reinstatement Process for
   Lapsed Members

The reinstatement process requires a lapsed member to complete a reinstatement request Form and to make two annual dues payments--one for the current dues year and one past dues year. The dues payment are assessed using the above annual dues schedule. The two dues payments may be paid either online or mailed in to the CTSA Executive Director at Catholic Theological Society of America, 4694Cemetery Rd., Unit 358,Hilliard,OH 43026.

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Navigating as a New Member

New Members - click here to access the "Navigating as a New Member" website page.

     Annual Dues Payments

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Annual dues are assessed using the following schedule. New members will be invoiced immediately upon enrollment (June) and then the annual dues payments are due on the 1st of January of each year.  Membership is presumed to be continuous.

Retired Members continue to pay annual membership dues as their retirement income allows, in accord with the standard CTSA income categories, which range from the Category of $20,000 and below to the category of $150,000 and above.  Retired members whose income does not enable them to pay dues at all should raise the matter confidentially with the CTSA Executive Director.

2024 Annual Dues Schedule

Income Range




$20,000 – 40,000


$40,000 - $60,000


$60,000 - $80,000


$80,000 – 100,000


$100,000 - $120,000


$120,000 - $150,000




New members dues are prorated 50% to cover June - December in their first year of membership.

Questions regarding membership may be directed to:

Hosffman Ospino
CTSA Secretary

Boston College
School of Theology & Ministry
Simboli Hall 324
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467

Office: 617.552.0119

Hosffman Ospino

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