Skip to main content
Boston College School of Social Work
banner for school of social work
Director of the
Doctoral Program in Social Work

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes

Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes is the Director of the BCSSW Doctoral Program in Social Work. Check out our blog to learn about Dr. Pitt-Catsouphes' research on the aging workforce and read about her keynote speech at the Society for Social Work & Research's (SSWR) annual meeting.

Student Profiles

Learn about the research interests, publications, and backgrounds of our doctoral students and recent graduates.

PhD in Social Work

Most graduates of the Boston College School of Social Work doctoral programs work as faculty researchers. The curriculum is designed with a blend of quantitative research courses, combined with theory and methods classes plus a required teaching course. Students also gain practical skills by teaching and tutoring in an MSW classroom. According to the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work, "every year there are more openings for faculty than there are graduates of programs." The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the available tenure track positions and other professional research careers.