Holy Names University

MA Program

Program Established: 
Oakland, CA
Not Genre-Specific
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15 students per year
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Stacy Johnson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Ann Alderman, Martivón Galindo, Kathy Garlick, Nina Handler, Nancy Hunt, Anne F. Walker

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

In addition to some tuition waivers for Graduate Assistant work, and external paid internships, the program offers Logan Fund scholarships. Qualifying new graduate English students will be eligible for a scholarship award of up to 25% each semester (for a total of $8,000 towards the completion of a master’s degree).

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Between the Lines

Other Features: 

The Writer’s Craft is the only graduate writing program in Northern California that allows students to customize their degree combining the areas of creative writing, professional writing, and the teaching of writing.


Damian Barnes, Tai Rockett, Laili Samori, Joel Schlader, Shawn Williams