The Certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture (TMC) combines scholarship and coursework with practical experience and community engagement. It prepares Duke Divinity students for robust theological and practical engagement with contemporary practices of medicine, community, and public health. This degree-based certificate can be earned within the M.Div. (hybrid and residential), M.T.S., Th.M., and M.A. degree programs.


The certificate will be of special interest to students who plan to work in parish-based settings and who wish to develop further competence and confidence engaging questions of suffering, illness, and the role of medicine; those who are interested in serving as chaplains in a health care setting; those who are trained or are pursuing training in the clinical disciplines (e.g., medicine, psychology, nursing, and social work); and those who intend further study in bioethics or in pastoral theology.

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