The Office of Academic Innovation and Strategic Initiatives (OAI) is committed to bringing awareness about opportunities and sharing resources that cultivate innovation and highlight its benefits to the Howard University community.

New Programs

Onsite Programs

  • -Certificate in Social Justice Professional Development
  • -Bachelor of Chemistry/Doctor of Pharmacy


Online Programs

  • -Master of Accountancy
  • -Master of Business Administration
  • -Master of Data Science and Analytics
  • -Master of Finance
  • -Master of Social Work
  • -Master of Health Administration (Coming Soon)
  • -Master of Public Health/Doctor of Pharmacy (Coming soon)
  • -Doctor of Nursing Practice (Coming Soon)

Thought Leadership Lecture Series

OAI coordinates the thought leadership lecture series which is designed to provide a space to discuss experiences on various topics, share actionable strategies, and generate new ideas for implementation. The lecture series will be offered two times annually at Howard University (Spring and Fall).

Spring 2023

Fireside Chat with Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph., Provost & Chief Academic Officer at Howard University and Alissa 'Dr. Jay' Abdullah, Ph.D, Deputy Chief Security Officer & SVP Emerging Corporate Security Solutions at Mastercard.

Topic : data bias, racial equity & diversity, sustainability, governance, privacy & surveillance

Fall 2023: Coming soon!

Partnerships & Projects

OAI also partners with HU leadership, faculty, staff, and students to explore and pilot new pedagogies and strategies that will transform the student educational experience. Recent collaborations include:

  • -Development of new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • -Access to Google Professional Certification Opportunities
  • -Establishment of the Academic Innovation Fund
  • -Engagement with HU Centers & Institutes
  • -Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
  • -External Partnerships & Organizations


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