"The Hispanic House of Studies is what drew me to Duke Divinity. The fact that this space exists says a lot. Being under the leadership of Dr. Alma Tinoco Ruiz has been a gift. Listening to the connections she makes between theology and Hispanic culture is inspiring and empowering. She continues to pave the way. For me, the Hispanic House of Studies has cultivated hope."

The Certificate in Latinx Studies is designed to provide theological and ministerial formation to students preparing for ministry with Hispanic/Latinx churches and communities in the U.S.

The certificate can be earned as part of the residential M.Div. and M.T.S. degrees.

Students in the certificate program will take courses in Latinx theology, participate in the Caminantes advanced spiritual formation program, and, in the case of M.Div. students, have at least one field education placement in a Hispanic/Latinx ministry context or the equivalent in the form of a contextual engagement project.   

Through the certificate program, students will:    

  • Become part of a group of fellow sojourners who seek to encounter Christ on the roads connecting Duke Divinity School to the world, while practicing and honing skills for ministry with Hispanic/Latinx communities.  
  • Become part of a learning community that seeks to learn from Hispanic/Latinx Christian traditions and cultures.  
  • Become part of a learning community that is committed to the Hispanic/Latinx community and dedicated to becoming self-aware leaders who can thrive in diverse contexts. 

Learn more about the certificate.

Hispanic House students lunch panel

Latinx Studies Fellowship

Full-Tuition Scholarships for Residential M.Div. Students

In addition to receiving full-tuition scholarships, Latinx Studies fellows participate in signature programming tailored to their vocational aims, including mentoring, cohort-based professional formation and events, and the ability to earn the Certificate in Latinx Studies. Students are also eligible for funded field education placements through the Office of Field Education that provide financial support up to $40,000.