Hey all, new here. I've been doing a ton of research on MFT programs in the Los Angeles area, and I've been talking to a lot of people who have recently completed MFT programs or are currently interning. One thing I've been told over and over is that I shouldn't spend a lot of money getting an MFT (thoughts on that?), so I've been looking at schools in the LA area that are under $60K. Mostly I've been zeroing in on the following: - Mount Saint Mary's University. A lot about the program appeals to me. The only thing that doesn't is that it's a 3 year program (versus 2 or 2.5 years). - Phillips Graduate University. I've heard good things, however their accreditation is currently at risk due to administrative issues, so I wouldn't agree to attend until that was sorted (they will know before the Fall semester of 2018). - University of the West. Here's where I have questions. I've mentioned the above schools and others to many MFTs and they have heard of them, but no one heard of University of the West. The program is interesting to me as it combines eastern and western philosophy (there's a Buddhist bent), and it's really affordable, and it's WASC accredited. But, a 3 year program, and no one I've talked to has heard of it! Maybe because it hasn't been around that long. Have any of you? Thanks so much. Any info is greatly appreciated.