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.
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:
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.