How to Join Freemasonry


If you wish to become a 32° Scottish Rite Mason, you must first be a Master Mason. For information on how to join the Freemasons and  become a Master Mason, please click here and contact your state’s Grand Lodge.

Becoming a 32° Freemason

Joining 32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry is a way for you to continue to expand your understanding of Masonic principles and teachings. As you progress through the degrees, you will find an untold wealth of knowledge. You will more deeply explore questions raised in the blue lodge degrees. 32° Freemasonry is often considered a “graduate course” in Masonic teachings. Our degrees supplement and reinforce the blue lodge in every way.

32° Freemasonry is for those who wish to better themselves and the world through deeper engagement with the philosophy, values, and teachings that have supported Freemasonry for more than 200 years.

Benefits of being a 32° Scottish Rite Mason:
  • Further light in Masonry through the exemplification of the 4° - 32°
  • Being part of a fraternity that puts the Masonic obligation of caring for each other at the center of all we do
  • Expanded network of Masons in each of the 101 Valleys in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
  • Personalized birthday and holiday cards from Supreme Council
  • Brother-To-Brother calling to stay in contact with members
  • Premium website content for members only
  • Additional online educational resources for members only so you can go even deeper into the degrees
  • Interactive programming with Scottish Rite leaders and Brothers to keep us connected
  • An ongoing, private forum space to discuss any and all things Masonic (coming soon)

How to Join 32° Freemasonary


After you are raised a Master Mason, you can then complete a membership application to join a Scottish Rite Valley near you and begin your journey towards becoming a 32° Mason.

To become a 32° Mason you do not have to receive all 29 degrees. Receiving a minimum of five degrees is required. You must receive the 4° and 32°, along with three additional degrees that focus on 32° Freemasonry’s core values. This qualifies you as a 32° Freemason. Most men go on to view all the degrees in the future. Your Valley contact will supply you with more information that outlines the entire process.