Non-Degree Study

Spur one another on toward love and good deeds. —Hebrews 10:24

Graduate Certificate in Missionary Discipleship

In his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis calls all baptized Christians “missionary disciples” (see  119–21). A “significant pastoral challenge” related to living out this vocation is the “formation of the laity and the evangelization of professional and intellectual life” (102). In order to meet this challenge, the Augustine Institute Graduate School offers the Graduate Certificate in Missionary Discipleship.

Certificate Requirements

The graduate certificate at the Augustine Institute is an honorary designation that testifies to a student’s successful completion of a substantial course of studies in Catholic theology.

The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of six courses:

  • Salvation History
  • The Creed: The Trinity, Christ, and the Church
  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • Discipleship and the Christian Life
  • Pastoral Care and Ecclesial Life
  • Christian Anthropology

Nondegree-Seeking Status

Nondegree-seeking students who wish to take graduate courses will be considered on a space-available basis. Degree-seeking students will always be given priority in course registration.

Nondegree seeking students may request to transfer from nondegree-seeking status to degree-seeking status by completing the admissions process. In the case of admission to degree-seeking status, all courses taken for credit at the institute as a nondegree-seeking student would count toward the completion of the MA, provided the minimum grade point average is achieved and maintained.

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