The one-year fellowship track is available to candidates applying to full-time* study in the Certificate in Theology and Health Care program or to one of the residential master’s degree programs (MDiv, MTS, ThM).   The one-year track integrates intensive integration of theological study, spiritual formation, and theological reflection on practice. Fellows are introduced to foundational concepts in theology and church history through the courses required by their certificate or degree program and take at least two core courses focused on the intersection of theology and health care.

The one-year TMC Fellowship provides a tuition grant of up to $10,000 ($5,000 per semester for 2 semesters) in addition to other scholarships and financial aid available through the school.   Click here for tuition and estimated expenses at Duke Divinity School.

Program requirements:

  • Complete two core courses:
    • Fall Semester:   Health Care in Theological Context (XTIANTHE 890.2)
    • Spring Semester: Theological Bioethics (XTIANETH 807)
  • Participate in the 2-semseter Spiritual Formation group with other TMC Fellows  (CHURMIN 700).
  • Complete a 2-semester service-learning practicum at a designated area health-related ministry. This component typically requires 2-4 hours per week, or 20-30 hours per semester.
  • Participate regularly in the semi-monthly TMC Seminar, a semi-monthly lunch conversation that engages theology and health care.

Click here for an example of a typical course schedule for a fellow on a one-year track.

* Part-time enrollment may be allowed upon approval by the faculty directors.