Hello, I'm new here. I've read a lot of posts in this forum and they have been very helpful but I'm still feeling very anxious and nervous about MFT.. I'm currently a Human Development and Family Sciences major, and I will be graduating in year and a half from now. I'm really interested in going to grad school for MFT. Here are some dying questions of mine.. 1. I don't really have any experience relating to MFT as of now. My GPA is 3.79 and I haven't taken the GRE but I'm studying for them right now. Would I be competitive enough for Ph.D MFT programs? I would love to just skip MA in MFT and just jump right into Ph.D program (I'm interested in teaching in universities, researches, but also private practicing). I'm mostly looking into schools in Northeast. Everyone I've read about so far is going to schools in CA, but I'm not really interested to live there.. Schools I looked at: U of Maryland, U of Rochester. 2. This question probably has been debated the most - What are the job outlooks for students graduating with MFT? My mother has been nagging on me to change my major because she thinks I can't find any job after I graduate.. I heard there are a lot of unpaid internships for MFT but then I also heard the job outlook for MFT is growing.. I'm just not sure anymore and I'm building up a lot of concerns.. 3. What are some top states in US with growing MFT demands? I guess it goes along with question #2, but I would like to know.. I really want some honest answers for my future - I need to stop my mother from nagging me so much! but also for a peace in my mind.. Thank you all!