The Graduate Certificate at the Augustine Institute is honorary designation that testifies to the student’s successful completion of a preliminary course of studies in Catholic theology. The Graduate Certificate is awarded after the successful completion of five of the nine courses required for the Master of Arts in Theology:
- Salvation History
- Jesus and the Gospels
- The Creed: The Trinity, Christ, and the Church
- Moral and Spiritual Theology
- Theology of the New Evangelization
Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate apply for admission as non-degree-seeking students and need submit only one letter of recommendation with their application. Students who complete the five certificate courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher are eligible to transfer to the Master of Arts in Theology as degree-seeking students. Such students must reapply to the program with two additional letters of reference from Augustine Institute faculty members.