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The Path Forward

Elise Carrier

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Graduate programs I cover:
Applied Laboratory Science & Operations, Communications, Communications & Information Management, Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Studies Doctorate, Information Management, Leadership & Negotiation, and MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovative Practices

Best way to contact: or 413.213.3586, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

What I like most about my role:
Engaging with ambitious, eager, positive individuals who have decided to add value to their lives by investing in their education. Playing a small role in helping each one start a life-changing journey is humbling and incredibly rewarding.

My favorite thing about Bay Path University:
The people. The people of Bay Path have created an inclusive environment that supports diversity and individuality and makes every person feel important, cared for, and empowered. Bay Path really is a unique and very special university.

The most important part of an application:
The essay. It is the component that helps me get to know the candidate and understand their decision to attend graduate school.

Advice about applying to grad school:
Obtaining a graduate degree is a valuable endeavor when you have a clear understanding of how it fits into your long-term plan. My advice would be to spend time exploring degree options to be sure to choose a program that will best help you achieve your goals.

My favorite motto or quote:
“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it in the beginning.” — Gandhi

BA Business Management, Westfield State University
MS Leadership and Negotiation, Bay Path University

About me:
I love gardening, hikes, and lake time with my husband Andre and our five children.