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The Path Forward

Maggie Pereiras

Director of Graduate Admissions - Health Sciences

Graduate programs I cover:
Doctor of Health Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Best way to contact: or 413.287.7164, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET). Email is best because I go between our East Longmeadow and Longmeadow campuses frequently; you will get an email back from me faster than a call!

What I like most about my role:
Making connections with prospective students. I've always been outgoing, so meeting people, having one-on-one meetings, and hosting open houses are some of my favorite parts of the job.

My favorite thing about Bay Path University:
The sense of community. There is a warm, welcoming, and supportive atmosphere here that I think is truly special and experienced not only by our students, but also by faculty and staff. This camaraderie extends beyond campus, even to students who enroll in our online programs.

The most important part of an application:
A student's essay is the most telling and important part of their application. This is where we get the best insights into who they are, their abilities, their thoughts, aspirations, and point of view.

Advice about applying to grad school:

My favorite motto or quote:
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.” — Unknown

BA Communication, Marist College
MS Higher Education Administration, Bay Path University

About me:
Prior to working in higher education, I was an anchor and reporter for a local television news station and also produced, hosted, and edited a television lifestyle program. When I’m not working, I love spending time with family and friends.