Duke Divinity School has announced a new Certificate in Chaplaincy designed to prepare students to provide spiritual care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, hospice, prison, higher education, and the military.
The certificate can be earned as part of the residential M.Div., Th.M., M.T.S. degree programs.
Said Jan Holton, associate professor of the practice of pastoral theology and care, “Duke Divinity has a long history of preparing students to serve in ministries across denominations and institutions. This exciting new program provides a clear pathway for students who are called to the specialized ministry of chaplaincy applicable to a variety of contexts.”
Students pursuing the certificate have the opportunity to participate in the school’s robust programs including clinical pastoral education and other vocational formation offerings, take courses in pastoral care and ministry for chaplaincy, receive advice on pursuing ecclesiastical endorsements, and take part in informational interviews with practitioners and alumni. The certificate can also be earned alongside either the Certificate in Prison Studies or the Certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture for students in the residential M.Div. and M.T.S. programs.